Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Emre Can from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, and the German midfielder is eager to make his Anfield debut.
Emre Can has been touted as one the best young talents in Germany at the moment and last month Liverpool announced that they have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of the midfielder to Anfield. The Merseyside club has now officially completed the signing and the German U-21 international is likely to have wonderful career for the Reds.
Emre Can joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 from Bayern Munich and became a regular fixture in the starting line-up. He made 29 appearances in the league last season and one of his strongest point as footballer is his versatility. Can’s best has arrived as a defensive midfielder, but he can also play as a central defender or left back, in fact he has also started as a left winger for Bayer last season. This will provide Brendan Rodgers with a lot of tactical options and Liverpool will hope that he can fulfil his immense potential at Anfield.
Emre Can revealed his delight at having secured this move and looks forward to making his debut at Anfield.
“I am proud to be a part of the family and I am looking forward to playing here. I will give it my best.
“LFC is a great club and the fans are amongst the best in the world. I am looking forward to the first game and can’t wait to step on the pitch for the first time at Anfield.” – Emre Can said in an interview to Liverpool’s official website.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 3, 2014
Brendan Rodgers also expressed his joy at having secured such an ‘exciting young talent’. Emre Can became Rodgers’ third signing this season after the arrival of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.
“Emre is an exciting young talent and I’m delighted he’s chosen Liverpool for the next phase of his development and growth as a player.
“He has recognised that we are a club that improves and nurtures exciting, ambitious players and I’m looking forward to seeing him take those next steps forward for us.
“We have tracked his progress for some time and I have been impressed with his attitude and qualities when I have seen him play both in the German Bundesliga and the Champions League.
“He has many of the attributes we look for; charisma on the football pitch and courage to want the ball and make things happen.” – The Liverpool manager said.
Emre Can a very good signing for Liverpool. Very versatile but best in defensive midfield. Good passer and a powerful boy. Should do well.
— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) July 3, 2014
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