La Liga side join the race for unhappy Serie A Man Utd midfield target


La Liga outfit Real Betis have thrown their name in the hat along with Man Utd to determine the potential landing spot of ex-Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, should the German engineer his way out of Juventus.

The 25-year-old’s dismay at his current situation under Maurizio Sarri has been well documented, with his exclusion from the Old Lady’s champions league squad last month the pinnacle of a series of disappointments.

Can has managed just 78 minutes of first-team football this season across three different appearances – the lack of game time leading to multiple rumours of an early departure from Turin.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Man Utd have emerged as an early front runner in the race to snare Can, with the Norwegian reported to be ‘very much keen‘ on bringing the Germany international back to the Premier League.

Now, a report from Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo (via has claimed that the Red Devils will face stiff competition from Spanish side Real Betis for Can’s signature.



Betis were active in the latest transfer window, with Giovani Lo Celso departing for Tottenham with Lyon’s Nabil Fekir arriving as a direct replacement.

However, with midfield enforcer William Carvalho currently crocked with the latest in a long line of injuries, the report states that Betis ‘see [Can] as a fine replacement’.

Meanwhile, a spectacular report has shed light on why Man Utd opted to sign Harry Maguire instead of one of former manager Jose Mourinho’s targets, while also electing to pass over the potential signing of Virgil van Dijk.