Steve Nicol comments on Emre Can to Manchester City speculation

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on November 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Manchester City have been linked with Emre Can of Liverpool.

Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can (2R) celebrates with teammates scoring his team's first goal during the Champions League qualifier, second leg match between Liverpool and Hoffenheim...

Steve Nicol has told ESPN FC that he does not think that Liverpool star Emre Can will join Manchester City in the summer of 2018.

City have been linked with a move for Liverpool midfielder Can at the end of the season.

According to The Mirror, the Citizens are interested in securing the services of the Germany international at the end of the season when his current contract with the Reds runs out.

Liverpool legend Nicol does not think that Can, who can also operate as a defender, will join City in the summer of 2018.

Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in...

The former Liverpool and Scotland international left-back believes that the 24-year-old will make the switch to Italian and European giants in the summer of 2018.

Juventus are interested in signing Can, with the Italian club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta recently being quoted as saying by The Independent that the Bianconeri will do their best to recruit him in the summer of 2018.

Emre Can of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Can, has been on the books of Liverpool since the summer of 2014 when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen for a transfer fee reported by The Independent to be worth £10 million

Nicol told ESPN FC while discussing the prospect of Can joining City in the summer of 2018: “I actually think he is going to go to Juventus, and probably from his perspective, if he does go to Juventus, he plays more than he does if he goes to Manchester City."

Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson has suggested on social networking site Twitter that the Reds should sign a targetman.

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