Bayer Leverkusen's young defensive midfielder Emre Can has reportedly attracted Liverpool's attention as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his options ahead of the 2014-15 season.
The 20-year-old hauled in impressive statistics considering his relative experience from 24 Bundesliga appearances last term, including 42 clearances, 46 interceptions and 75 tackles largely from a deep lying midfield position, but also fulfilling left back duty, also.
Throughout the German season, Can showed a can do spirit as he played in multiple roles - (in order of frequency) as a midfielder, left back defensive midfielder, centre back and left-sided forward - his versatility could be an asset on Merseyside.
Valued at £7.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, the player's club have spoken out over the Premier League interest in their youngster, as general manager Rudi Voller told Bild: "We are aware of the interest from Liverpool, but we haven't had anything concrete yet. It's a fact that Emre Can has a certain clause in his contract, but there is no decision imminent."
That release clause is a reported £10m, but what may hold up any deal would be the player's wage demands, as stated by the Liverpool Echo.
However, despite apparent negotiations, Can offers little to Rodgers and Liverpool as German football expert Jan Aage Fjortoft said: "Do I think he could make Liverpool better - no!"
Leverkusen-player Can has a buy-out clause at 12 mill euro. Do I think he could make Liverpool better? NO— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) May 29, 2014