Signing Khedira in Emre Can deal would benefit Liverpool

Liverpool have explored the idea of signing Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira as a replacement for Emre Can, according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

Plenty of supporters seem to have come to terms with the idea of Can leaving the club this summer.

The Germany international is yet to sign a new contract, and given that he comes to the end of his current one in the next few months, it seems likely that the midfielder is heading for the exit door.

The Sun reports that Juventus have been in talks with Can for months regarding a free transfer, and now discussions have been held about Khedira moving in the other direction.

The former Real Madrid player, who has won four league titles during his career, has been at Juventus since 2015.

This season, the midfielder has started 34 matches in all competitions, contributing with nine goals and five assist.

Is this a good deal for Liverpool?

Losing Can is a blow, but Jurgen Klopp’s side have coped without him, particularly in recent weeks while the midfielder has been on the treatment table with a back injury.

The former Bayer Leverkusen star has shown numerous times that he is capable of influencing a game.

However, there have also been many occasions when the midfielder has gone missing.

If Can is to leave for Juventus, then getting Khedira can only be seen as a positive.

The German has plenty of experience at the top level, but the only downside is that he does not have age on his side being 31.