The social media is a funny world. It helps the superstars connect with their followers and fans all across the world, but it also helps generate a lot of rumours. And these rumours get aggravated during the transfer windows. Recently an instagram post by Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, after the Manchester City victory, has been creating a lot of fuss over the internet.
It has been discussed a lot of times on various platforms what the future of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will be, come the end of the summer when his current contract expires. The German international has not signed any contract extension with the English giants.
But according to Neil Jones’s 16th January article in Echo, Lovren’s instagram post created a lot of speculation regarding the future of the 24-year old.
The above post features the Croatian defender alongside Can and team mate Georginio Wijnaldum in the changing room with smiling faces. The caption features a wink emoji. Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge commented “Kerrrchinnggg!”, while injured left back Alberto Moreno commented with two fist bumps and a pair of money bag emojis.
All these was interpreted that the Liverpool number 23 was staying at Merseyside beyond the summer. A couple of hours later the man in question responded on the subject in an exclusive interview.
“My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer,” Can said.
“I haven’t signed anything (with Juventus) or anyone. I am talking with everyone. Of course I am talking with Liverpool. I still have a contract here. It is an amazing club. What can I say? My agent does the rest.”
As of now the situation is still hanging on a thread and alongside Juventus and Bayern Munich a lot of Premier League clubs are also said to be interested in his services.
The dispute for the Turkish born German is not just regarding his salary but also with his role in the team. It is reported that Can is keen to have a release clause if he is to sign a new contract.
Philippe Coutinho, who recently made the switch from Anfield to Camp Nou had no release clause and thus it helped The Reds earn a whole lot more during the sale.
Since joining in 2014 the central midfielder has evolved a lot in the Red shirt and his departure for free in June will hurt the club financially as well as leaving a void in the team.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire to have the former Leverkusen man in his team next season where he sees him evolve further playing alongside Naby Keita.
Can was instrumental last Sunday against Pep Guardiola’s side, in a team performance which he quoted as being “One to make the rest of Europe take attention”.
It is concluded that Can’s desire to move to Germany or Italy in search of easy silverware.
But according to Neil Jones, if the Confederations Cup winner indeed decides to leave the club “hungry for success” under the German Meister Jurgen Klopp, it will be the player and not the club who’ll be regretting more.