Liverpool are not having the best of times as not only are they having to deal with the transfer request that Philippe Coutinho has put in but now, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t The Mirror), Emre Can is a major transfer for Juventus.
The Serie A champions have been admirers of the German for a while and are interested in him, given that he only has 12 months remaining on his current contract with us. Can was on show in the Confederations Cup for Germany, which the World champions won and is yet to finalise a contract extension with us.
The report claims that the Italian champions are willing to stump up £23million for the German ace and being linked with a team that is more stable and guaranteed of at least a cup or two, Can could be tempted to leave us.
The German was one of the players that stepped up big time in the second half of the season when Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho were dealing with injuries. The 23-year-old played in 40 games for us in all competitions and great things were expected from him this time around.
There might have been a fear that he would not get a lot of playing time this season but with Coutinho possibly going, the German should clock in more minutes. However, Juventus is always going to be a great proposition for any player, especially one that is known for being a tough cookie on the field.
FSG have often been criticised for not dealing with players and contracts properly. We have seen a number of stars leave in the past few years and for all the talk about FSG saving the club from debt and annihilation, we still struggle to keep hold of our best players.
The owners have to ensure that Can and Coutinho do not leave for any sum as they are both young and have the potential to become world class. This summer will be a crucial one not only for the team but also for FSG and we finally have to show that we will keep players, irrespective of the interest that other clubs have.