Emre Can Deserves A New Contract

8 Mar

There is much speculation regarding the future of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, the German international has just over a year left on his contract and although the club have offered him a new deal, Can’s agent is believed to be asking for double his current salary of £35,000 per week.

Agents are making it more and more difficult for clubs, and can use the offer of new contracts to bargain with other clubs for a potential move that could happen in Can’s case.

It is difficult to justify such a pay rise that Can’s agent is hoping for considering the player has struggled to feature in Liverpool’s midfield this season, but there is no doubting he has tremendous ability and with his versatility and only being 23-years-of-age, he has time to still improve his game.

Many supporters think that it’s time to move Can on because he has not kicked on from last season or showed the form of last term.

I hope Liverpool sort out a deal for the German because I think he has a lot to offer, and it wasn’t so long ago that he was one of our most important players, but injuries at the start of this season, and losing his place to Gini Wijnaldum have not helped his progress.

Last Saturday’s win over Arsenal was a reminder of what Can gives to the team, his physicality and work rate were influential in Liverpool’s midfield, and his will to get stuck in and make a few tackles is something Liverpool need in their midfield.

Although Can has had a difficult season, I would like to see him stay at Anfield, and I hope the club can agree on a new contract even if they have to double his wages, because £70,000 per week is not astronomical considering the new contracts that Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho have recently signed.

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One Response to “Emre Can Deserves A New Contract”

  1. thatwriterbloke March 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    I think the difficulty for Can is the formation that Klopp has employed this season. Whilst the 4-3-3 formation has seen Lallana thrive it has had the opposite effect on Can. It was last seasons Europa League Semi Final, second leg, home to Villareal where Can showed his class and his promise. In this game Klopp was playing last season’s formation of 4-2-3-1 and Can taking up one of the two holding midfield slots. This suited Can because he got somebody sitting next to him covering him when he roamed forward with the ball. Can is unable to pull that off this season on a regular basis. One reason for that is playing time and the other is Hendersob. Can doesn’t have the all round skills that Henderson has. He tends to hold on the ball and he can be slow to spot a defender splitting pass. It’s up for Klopp to decide whether he maintains the 4-3-3 tactic and if he feels Can is up to fulfilling what he wants from his midfield three.

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