Tuesday June 12 2018
Emre Can to fuel Juventus

Emre Can’s much talked about move to Juventus is finally close to completion and both parties are sure to benefit, writes Nick Valerio.

Having been strongly linked to the Arsenal job after Arsene Wenger’s sudden departure, Max Allegri quickly made it clear he would be staying as Juventus Coach, but there were strings attached to his commitment.

The 2017-18 double winning boss has long called for further and significant investment to finally win the Champions League after twice going agonisingly close in recent years, and his demands are likely to be met.

Douglas Costa’s successful loan has recently been made official, while goalkeeper Mattia Perin has joined from Genoa. Next through the door is Emre Can, and the 24-year-old arrives with big hopes.

For all the talk of Jurgen Klopp willingly moving Can on, the Frankfurt-born star has made no secret of his desire to operate as a No 6 and the choice to leave was ultimate the player’s.

The move to Italy will almost certainly benefit both Can and the Bianconeri. Under Allegri’s tutelage, the former Bayern Munich youngster’s tactical game will develop immensely and Juventus will afford him the platform to play in his preferred position, where he could feature for the next seven or eight years.

Sure, it will be a test for Can, moving to a club geared to consistently winning trophies, but he should slot in seamlessly and the pace of the league will also suit the midfielder. The new addition will impact on the Champions’ existing midfield, but for the better.

Miralem Pjanic often featured at the base of the team with Sami Khedira, but the Bosnian’s talents are better served further forward. With the incoming German international starring as the shield for the back three or four, Pjanic will be released to play his natural game and link up with Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa.

If Juventus are to also get their wish of signing the much sought-after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, there will be even more emphasis and responsibility on Can, but a chance to prove his credentials as the holder is what the player wants, and the potential trio has all the makings of Juve’s next great midfield. Technically, the new man is also underrated, and his acrobatic effort against Watford was unlucky not to be named as the Premier League’s goal of the season.

Internationally, were it not for injuries in the second half of the campaign, Can would have been on the plane to Russia. For Liverpool, he played in virtually every game he was fit in and Klopp went to great lengths to keep him at Anfield, even giving him the armband in the absence of first choice skipper Jordan Henderson, an act that also emphasised Can’s leadership abilities.

The German made great strides in his time in England, often linked with a return to the Bundesliga giants as well as the two Manchester sides, and it is testament to CEO Beppe Marotta that Can will be playing his football with the Bianconeri next term as Juve’s latest free transfer coup.

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Have your say...


on the 17th June, 2018 at 10:46pm
JUVENTUS will have a good transfer market session.

If we should be so lucky to sign EMRE CAN, he is deffo a TOP PLAYER.

Juventus will do well, after 7 years of dominance in Italy, and more.

7 Scudetto

4 Coppa Italia

2 CL Finals
on the 16th June, 2018 at 11:12pm
Reading some responses here I struggle to understand why people put so much time into watching football when they can't understand a thing.

Emre Can is legs, a lot of technique and athleticism. If you disagree, don't state your opinion. You can have issues with other parts of his game, but if you want to question those things then you haven't watched him play, and know nothing about him.

And I wouldn't be surprised to hear you were ecstatic about the Khedira signing a few years ago.
on the 15th June, 2018 at 3:43am
The proper transfer market starts on the 1st of July.
This year it will end sooner, I think on the 16th of August in Italy and on the 9th of August in England.

Juventus has already been linked with at least 30 different players, latest 2 to be mooted "almost" juventini are Cancelo and Golovin.
As we all know however, this could just be "aria fritta".

Perhaps there is some truth in a possible swap deal with Man U, that is, Martial for Alex Sandro.

Pundits believe that Praet will join Juventus.
on the 13th June, 2018 at 12:02pm
To be fair, Emre Can has blossomed into a Top Player this season, but Juventus always expected him to improve his game.
on the 13th June, 2018 at 11:35am
I agree that many players come with greater technique and pace. But, Can’s flair, versatility and consistency are the most important things for his position. He is a useful addition to be placed in front of the defenders, to participate in the build-up and good at coming late during the attack. Experiencing the Italian league and playing for Juventus will boost his further development and maturity. For Juventus, he simply fits the bill.
on the 13th June, 2018 at 10:12am
Juve's transfers are not impressive so far? Lol, calm down anonymous. The transfer market has barely started. And you expect Juve to sign Europe's best players in the first weeks of June?

The main transfers will be completed after the World Cup. So far, Juve got the best substitute goalkeeper possible and Can who is gonna be the pillar of this team for years. A right back is coming and so is another midfielder.

Dybala, Costa are going nowhere and the rest (Pogba, Veratti etc) are just rumors.
on the 13th June, 2018 at 1:00am
People saying this guy is garbage clearly have no idea what they're talking about, lol.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 11:10pm
Another useless Khedira.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 6:39pm
so far Juve's transfer strategy is les than impressive, they are linked with pipe dreams, icardi, MS, pogba, morata, veratti, even read a link to ronaldo. yet napoli are moving already. And Juve will struggle to hold dybala and costa, as the premiership teams come in with their bottomless pits of cash. I will bet for Juve to not win UCL next season.Can is a squad palyer, not a world beater.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 5:45pm
He's far from a great player but unlike Khedira, he should be at least able to cover the ground.

If Juve could somehow get M-Savic and Icardi, the title might as well be handed to them in August. But even getting one of them would be difficult.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 3:19pm
In midfield the media states that Juventus has made an offer to Wilshere, another free transfer.

Allegedly they offered 4.5 mil with a 4 year contract.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 12:08pm
There isn't a signature on a contract yet, but if the move goes through, Emre Can is a TOP SIGNING.

Great midfielder, but versatile, having played both as a central defender and as a right back.

Deffo a 50mil man!
on the 12th June, 2018 at 10:10am
it's still not a done deal? what's taking so long?
on the 12th June, 2018 at 7:41am
Can would certainly be a good addition to Juve's not so much brilliant midfield, no doubt. But we need to add a player with more running legs to the squad as we are in utter need for a box-to-box player. What dampens our chances of taking care of the long-awaited thirst for CL is lack of a well-mixed midfield - talent wise. My idea is Sergei MS and I think we need to go all in for him. RM got CR7 for about 90 Mil, won everything and now can sell him off with nothing fewer than the initial 90.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 7:23am
I don't know if he's underrated from a technical point of view, because I think most people realize he's technically talented. In fact, it's that technique coupled with athleticism (with, admittedly, a question of his tactical discipline) that propelled Klopp to play him farther forward, whenever he had options behind. In the Bundesliga, this guy was a box-to-box DM. Klopp wanted to keep the B2B part...and that's a dumb mistake.

Doesn't explain leaving out Marchisio so often tho.
on the 12th June, 2018 at 4:41am
This guy really offers a huge leap in quality to pust for UCL title? Nope, it is another Khedira but younger
on the 12th June, 2018 at 1:11am

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