According to reports in The Mirror, Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can is demanding a new deal worth more than £200,000-a-week in order for him to stay at Anfield when his current one expires at the end of the season.
Well, The Mirror says that the Reds are yet to come to an agreement to keep the Germany international on Merseyside, and the player’s wage demands are likely to mean that he leaves the club this summer with the owners unwilling to pay the 24-year-old that much.
A deal worth more than £200,000-a-week would make the midfielder the best-paid player at Anfield according to The Mirror, who reports that Manchester City and Juventus are both watching developments on his future closely.
The report adds that further talks between the two parties are planned in order to resolve what will happen once and for all.
The German has been a regular in the centre of the park for Liverpool in the Premier League and the Champions League this term, scoring six goals and providing a further five assists even though he primarily plays in a defensive midfield role.
According to WhoScored.com, two of his main strengths are his passing and his tackling, and he is generally technically very good on the ball – as you would expect from a Germany international.
Probably not, no.
While Emre Can has impressed during his time with Liverpool and clearly has a lot of ability, he certainly isn’t as irreplaceable as someone like Mo Salah is right now, and it is hard to see how he deserves to be their new top earner.
The 24-year-old clearly isn’t too bothered about whether he stays at Anfield or not – leaving fans fuming with his recent comments on his future – and the Merseyside outfit would be better to move him on and bring in someone else in the summer, with the supporters keen on a deal for Napoli midfielder and Italy international Jorginho.
What is clear is that the Reds have the potential to be Premier League title contenders next term, with or without Can.
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