In Focus: Liverpool could end up kicking themselves over Emre Can exit

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has agreed personal terms with Juventus ahead of a summer transfer, according to Tuttosport.

What’s the word?

Can has been linked with a move to the Italian giants for many months now, with the initial stories beginning in the summer.

The German international ended up staying at Anfield due to the Reds reportedly refusing to sell.

Tuttosport claims, though, that the transfer of Can to Juventus has already been put in motion, with the midfielder having already agreed personal terms.

The 23-year-old will come to the end of his current contract on Merseyside next summer, so therefore will be free to sign pre-contract agreements with other clubs during the January window.

Have Liverpool shot themselves in the foot?

The overriding sense is that the Reds are keen to keep hold of Can, but if the midfielder has made it clear that he wants out, then the club have played it all wrong.

Allowing a first-team player to run down his contract makes no financial sense, particularly if said player is attracting interest from big clubs.

If these latest reports are true, then Liverpool have made a blunder in not selling him when they could have received a fee.

Unless the Premier League club allow Can to leave in January, then the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder will depart for nothing at the end of the season.

So far in the 2017-18 campaign, the German has started 12 games in all competitions.

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