When the transfer window edges closer, outlandish rumours tend to dominate the social media channels.
‘Lionel Messi spotted at Manchester Airport’ is an example of the type of ridiculous speculation that does the rounds.
Now, a rumour has emerged regarding Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, whose contract at Anfield is due to expire at the end of the season.
Liverpool-based comedian Adam Rowe tweeted on Sunday that the Germany international has purchased a property in the city.
Just FYI Liverpool fans; Emre Can has just bought a house in Liverpool.
— Adam Rowe (@adamrowecomedy) April 8, 2018
It remains to be seen whether the unlikely source has inside information or he was trying to cause a stir on social media.
Nevertheless, a Liverpool fan picked up on it and opened a thread on Reddit discussing whether this news has anything to do with Can’s footballing future.
Can is not expected to play a part in Tuesday night’s crucial Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium due to a back injury.
The midfielder has not featured in Jurgen Klopp’s side since the team’s 5-0 thrashing of Watford at Anfield on March 17.