Emre Can poised to pen ‘double-your-money’ Liverpool deal – report

Date published: Thursday 15th June 2017 1:00

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Emre Can is poised to sign a new £100,000 a week contract with Liverpool, according to a report.

Can is believed to have been offered a a new four-year deal, that will tie him to Anfield until 2021 and Tutto Mercato Web claining the Germany international is all set to sign up.

The 23-year-old currently earns around £55,000 a week and his new deal will almost double existing contract which expires in June 2018 and take him up to the levels of the Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino, who both earn around £100,000 a week.

Can has been in contract talks with Liverpool for months, but his desire to stay on Merseyside will end any interest PSG and Juventus had in the player.

Juventus were reportedly interested in taking advantage of Can’s contract uncertainty, but they have been told he is staying in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp was keen to secure the player’s future after he made some telling contributions in 40 appearances last season. Can managed five goals, including a brilliant overhead kick at Watford, as well as managing three assists.

“After his bicycle kick probably everyone wants him to stay,” Klopp said in May. “I think it is no secret how much I like Emre.

“He likes the club and that is a completely normal situation. We are in talks and there is absolutely no pressure, it is all good. It is two partners with big respect for each other. If we can keep good players that makes sense for development and he is one of these good players. I am quite positive.”

Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 for £10million.

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