Juventus midfield enforcer snubs Tottenham to sign for Borussia Dortmund

Date published: Thursday 30th January 2020 10:02

Reported Tottenham target Emre Can is set to sign for Borussia Dortmund from Juventus according to new reports.

The Bundesliga giants, who are currently involved in a wide-open title race alongside Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig, have been linked with the Germany international throughout the January transfer window and are set to seal the deal on deadline day.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano broke the news on Twitter, suggesting that he’s set to move away from the Serie A giants for Dortmund tomorrow, initially on loan for the rest of the season but with an obligation to buy in the summer.

Earlier in the week it was reported that Tottenham put in a late attempt to hijack Dortmund’s transfer for the player, who previously played in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013-14 season, having originally come up through Bayern Munich’s academy.

He’d also been linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United.

The former Liverpool midfielder’s days at Juventus have appeared to be numbered ever since Maurizio Sarri took over in the summer and left him out of his 23-man squad for the Champions League.

Can, 26, has faced a lot of competition in midfield for Juventus with Blaise Matuidi, Rodrigo Bentancur, Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic already there alongside new summer recruits Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.

 

“I’m extremely shocked. Our conversation only lasted a minute and I wasn’t given a reason. It makes me angry and upset,” he said of the decision to leave him out by former Chelsea chief Sarri, earlier in the season.

“I’ll draw my own conclusions and talk to the club after I return. I was told and promised something else by the club last week. PSG came in for me, but I decided to stay with Juve.

“The condition was that I’d be in the Champions League.”

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