Thursday, 5 June 2014

Liverpool land £9.5m Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen

Liverpool, Emre Can, Can
LIVERPOOL have agreed a deal in principle for the signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can for £9.75million.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has moved swiftly to follow up the £4m acquisition of Rickie Lambert, after activating Can's release clause.

Liverpool will pay £9.75m for Can, with the deal subject to documentation being completed.
The move was initially held up by complications associated with a buy-back clause Bayern Munich inserted into the deal which took the 20-year-old to Leverkusen for £4.4m 12 months ago.

But Can is officially set to become a Liverpool player on July 1 when the summer transfer window opens, having signed a contract with the Anfield club.
Reports suggest Bayern will receive £1.2m as compensation for waiving their buy-back option.
A Liverpool statement said: "A versatile German youth international, the Frankfurt-born midfielder made 29 Bundesliga appearances last season, scoring three goals.
Liverpool, Emre Can, Can
"His contributions helped Leverkusen finish fourth and secure Champions League qualification, having joined the club from Bayern Munich last summer.

"Can clocked up seven appearances in Europe's elite competition during 2013-14, and has previously played at the European U21 Championship and the U17 World Cup.

"The news follows the announcement on Monday of England striker Rickie Lambert as the Reds' first signing of the summer transfer window."

Leverkusen chief executive Michael Schade added: "Emre Can has developed very quickly at Bayer 04 Leverkusen over the past 12 months.
"We wanted to keep Emre at Leverkusen but the release clause is part of his contract.
"So we wish him all the best and lots of success in his time in the Premier League."

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