Quick links

Liverpool

Juventus

Have Liverpool made a big mistake as Can confirms Juventus interest?

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group E match between Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC at Otkrytije Arena on September 26, 2017 in Moscow,...

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has called interest from Juventus an "honour".

Emre Can of Liverpool attempts to get past Matthew Lowton of Burnley during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England.Emre Can of Liverpool attempts to get past Matthew Lowton of Burnley.

Emre Can has confirmed that Juventus have offered him the chance to join them in a potential deal that the Liverpool midfielder describes as an "honour".

Can is out of contract next summer and can therefore sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs such as Juve six months before its expiration.

Liverpool's midfielder from Germany Emre Can (L) and Spartak Moscow's defender from Russia Georgiy Dzhikiya vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between...Liverpool's Emre Can (L) and Spartak Moscow defender Georgiy Dzhikiya vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League.

"It's always an honor to receive an offer from a renowned club like Juventus, but I'm currently concentrating on the season with Liverpool: my agent will take care of the rest," the 23-year-old was quoted by Italian publication Corriere dello Sport.

Interest from La Bianconeri in Can has been known for some time, but have the Reds made a mistake in letting themselves get into a position where the Germany international could leave for free?

The midfield ace arrived at Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014 for a fee of £10m (BBC) and has since gone on to make 138 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group E match between Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC at Otkrytije Arena on September 26, 2017 in Moscow,...Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group E match against Spartak Moskva.

Under current manager Jurgen Klopp, Can has developed into a key figure in the centre of the park and has proven to be a promising box-to-box midfielder.

Yet just as the German is starting to realise his potential and also assert himself on a competitive international stage he could leave Merseyside for no money and with his best years still ahead of him.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch