Emre Can free to leave Liverpool in the summer after contract negotiations break down


Germany midfielder Emre Can looks likely to leave Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer after negotiations to renew his contract broke down, according to The Daily Mail.

Reports suggest that the Bayern Munich youth product demanded a release clause in his new contract, something Liverpool are unwilling to offer.

Emre Can was thrust into the deep end of Premier League football with Liverpool despite not having a lot of experience; he started just twice in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich and spent only one season at Bayer Leverkusen prior to his arrival, while his international experience was limited to Germany’s youth teams at the time. He has since made 18 appearances for Germany, winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in July.

Liverpool now face the potential consequence of enabling the talented midfield to depart without recouping a single penny of his £10 million transfer from 2014.

Despite mixed form this campaign, Emre Can remains one of Liverpool’s key midfielders, having made 143 appearances since joining from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago.

Fans of The Reds may feel placated due to the combination of Naby Keita’s impending arrival and Emre Can’s inconsistency, but they cannot deny the potential of the 23-year-old, something that Joachim Lowe has noticed by including him in his Germany set-up.

Emre Can will be able to open negotiations with clubs in the new year.



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