Liverpool’s Emre Can announcement draws closer

Oli Fisher

Liverpool have officially announced that midfielder Emre Can will leave Anfield upon the expiry of his current deal.

It was claimed earlier this week that Can has agreed a four-year deal with Juventus and will reportedly fly to Turin for a medical this week.

The German international is out of contract at Liverpool this summer and despite being offered an extension at Anfield he has decided to move to the Serie A champions, according to Sky Italy.

A statement on the club’s official website confirmed his departure: “Liverpool FC can confirm that Emre Can and Jon Flanagan will both leave the club upon the expiry of their contracts this summer.

“The club today released its Premier League retained list following the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign, confirming the departure of a number of players in the process.

“Youth players Toni Gomes, Paulo Alves, Mich’el Parker, Jordan Williams, Anthony Glennon, Jordan Hunter and Harvey Whyte will also depart, while Yan Dhanda has agreed a free transfer to Swansea City.

“Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future.”

Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen four years ago, and made his last appearance for the Reds in last month’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Flanagan leaves Anfield having appeared in 51 senior games, following his 2011 debut against Manchester City.


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