Rumour: Liverpool all set to bid for German youngster Emre Can
English club Liverpool are all set to push through a surprise £10million transfer deal for talented German youngster Emre Can. It seems that the Reds are desperate to complete the deal as soon as possible to avoid any conflict with Bayern Munich for the youngster’s signature.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is a huge admirer of the talented 20 year old who has captained his country at all the levels from U15 through to U21.
Emre can play in almost all the midfield positions and can also be used as a left back or centre half, making him an valuable asset to any team, and after his fine season with Leverkusen, he has emerged as one of the most sought after youngsters in the Bundesliga.
The German-Turkish midfielder moved to Leverkusen for a fee of £4.5m after playing his formative years for Bayern Munich who also has a buy-back clause. But the good news for Liverpool will be that the clause cannot be activated until 2015 and that means Liverpool is free to activate the automatic £10m release clause in his contract. This is the reason why Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller explained that Munich wants the player to spend another year in Germany.
"It is clear that Emre now has a clause in his contract, and it would be lucrative business for us, but that is not the sticking point - we feel he could do well for another year with us," he said.
"Of course I spoke with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [of Bayern Munich] on the subject. They think that for Emre's development another season at Leverkusen would be just right."