Liverpool transfers: Reds agree Emre Can fee with Bayer Leverkusen

Liverpool transfers: Reds agree a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Emre Can subject to documentation being completed

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool have announced that they have agreed a deal “in principle” with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Germany Under-21 international Emre Can.

The 20-year-old scored four goals and made four assists in 32 appearances across all competitions last season, making his Champions League debut at Manchester United.

The highly-rated Germany Under-21 international joined Leverkusen in 2013 after being sold by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in order to aid his development.

A Liverpool statement read: “Liverpool FC have today agreed a deal in principle with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old Emre Can, subject to documentation being completed.

“A versatile German youth international, the Frankfurt-born midfielder made 29 Bundesliga appearances last season, scoring three goals.

“His contributions helped Leverkusen finish fourth and secure Champions League qualification, having joined the club from Bayern Munich last summer.

“Can clocked up seven appearances in Europe’s elite competition during 2013-14, and has previously played at the European U21 Championship and the U17 World Cup.”

Can will become the sixth German player to join Liverpool if the Leverkusen star completes his move to Anfield, following in the footsteps of Markus Babbel, Dietmar Hamann, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Christian Ziege and Yesil.

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