Emre Can leaving Liverpool at the end of the season has been mooted for weeks, but now one of his international coaches has even put a percentage on his chances of departing Anfield.
The ex-Bayern Munich man has come in and out of form during his spell on Merseyside, but is still certainly considered among Europe’s elite defensive midfielders.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season and with no new deal having been put forward as of yet question marks understandably surround his future in the north-west.
Now Oliver Bierhoff, a member of the Germany backroom staff, has told Italian outlet Tuttosport that there’s a “60-80%” chance the 23-year-old will move to Juventus.
The player himself has, however, perhaps calmed speculation slightly, stating in an interview with the Liverpool Echo on Thursday that any stalling in contract talks is not for financial reasons.
“I concentrate on this season and let my agent handle all the rest.”
“It is not about money, that’s all I can say.”
Game time doesn’t seem to be an issue either with the German featuring in almost every league clash this term.
These days, however, Premier League players rarely run into the final year of their contracts unless there is some major issue, or issues, yet to be resolved.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the New Year, but for now Liverpool have Can at their disposal, albeit with plenty of speculation surrounding his next deal.