Can Unhappy Over Champions League Omission
Manchester United are eyeing up a move for Juventus’s former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
The Germany international joined Juve in the summer of 2018, but he has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Serie A side’s starting eleven. He started in 20 league games last season and was a substitute in nine more, but he has fallen down the pecking order under new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri with just three appearances off the bench so far this campaign.
To make matters worse, Can has been left out of Juve’s Champions League squad and he revealed recently that he would have left the club had he known that was to be the situation.
“The fact that I am not in the Champions League squad is extremely shocking for me, mainly because I was promised something different last week,” Can said at the beginning of last month.
“I had talks with other clubs and one of the conditions for me to stay was to be part of the Champions League squad. Then they phoned me and told me, in a conversation that didn’t even last a minute, that I was not on the list and they didn’t give an explanation.
“That makes me angry and furious, they haven’t been honest with me. If I knew about it earlier, I would not have stayed at Juventus.”
Sky Sports claims Manchester United could make a January move for Can. Juventus would demand somewhere in the region of €40 million (£35 million).