Can leaves Liverpool for Juventus

Midfielder Emre Can will join Juventus on a free transfer from Liverpool, the Italian club have confirmed.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the reigning Serie A champions.

Earlier this month Liverpool had confirmed that the German international was set to leave the club when his contract expired this summer.

It was widely expected that Can would join Juventus.  He had been an important player in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield as part of a 4-3-3 formation that played attacking and attractive football this past season.

Can made his 167th and final appearance for Liverpool as a substitute in last month’s Champions League final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.  He won no silverware during his four seasons with the Reds after joining from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2014.

He will officially become a Juventus player when the transfer window opens on 1 July.

Emre Can has 20 caps for the German national team but is not part of Joachim Low’s squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.