Rumour: Liverpool agree deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Emre Can
Liverpool have agreed a deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for their promising midfielder Emre Can, according to Bild.
Can, 20, is capable of playing in both midfield and defence and fits the mould of player that Liverpool have targeted since John Henry took over and placed Brendan Rodgers in charge of first-team duties.
The former Bayern Munich player has been linked with a move to Merseyside in recent weeks. He has impressed for Leverkusen this season, having signed from Bayern last summer.
Can is a versatile player who can play left-back and attacking midfield but he specialises in the defensive midfield role that Liverpool are looking to strengthen to help combat their defensive worries.
Should Liverpool sign Can, as the reports suggest, it would surely end Lucas Leiva’s time at the club as the Brazilian would fall further down the pecking order, as he already sits fourth behind Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho.
The reports linking Liverpool with Can go further to prove that the Reds are looking to get their business done early this summer after links to Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri. Also, Liverpool have submitted a bid for Adam Lallana, of Southampton.
Can completed 68% of his take-ons in the Bundesliga this season – 73/107.