Report: Liverpool activate 12M euro release for Emre Can

Report: Liverpool activate 12M euro release for Emre Can

Liverpool have activated the €12M (£9.5M) overseas release clause in Emre Can's contract according to the German press.

According to Bild, the 20 year old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder and German U21 international, has a contract release clause specifically for overseas clubs.

Bayer Leverkusen want to keep the player who they purchased from Bayern Munich a year ago for around €5.5M.

After his initial development at local clubs in Frankfurt, Emre moved to Bayern Munich in 2012 at the age of 18.  He only made 6 appearances in his single season at the German champions went on to win the treble.  He scored once in his 6 appearances.

At Leverkusen last season he pushed on dramatically becoming a familiar face in the Bundesliga making 39 appearances in total for the club - scoring four times.

He has represented Germany at all youth levels and despite having the option of playing for Turkey - he hopes to secure his future in the German national side.

UPDATE 6PM: According to reports in Germany, Leverkusen have confirmed the offer and they expect Liverpool to announce the deal on Thursday.

  • dean jones

    It’s not over till he signs on the dotted line,especially when we have an IDIOT negotiating deals ( Incompetent ayre )

    • sib

      Yeah that same idiot who sealed the Sturridge and Coutinho purchases early in the jan 13 transfer window for a bargain £20m.
      What an idiot!!!!