If it was a €30 million mark that Juventus was waiting for when it came to letting Emre Can leave Turin before the January transfer window ended, it looks as though Borussia Dortmund has gotten the breakthrough they were looking for.
According to the fellas over at Sky Sport Italia, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have a “total agreement” on a deal that would see Can head back to Germany after a season and a half with the Italian champions. Just as La Gazzetta dello Sport first mentioned earlier in the day on Thursday, Dortmund will acquire Can on an initial loan with a fixed obligation to buy the 26-year-old midfielder over the summer.
After a difficult season in which he only played in 279 minutes after being excluded from the Champions League squad, Emre Can is getting closer to joining Borussia Dortmund. The German club have raised their total offer to around €30 million for the loan with option to buy.
Dortmund have been pursuing Can for awhile and are now willing to meet Juventus’ asking price, who are willing to let him leave despite now having only 20 outfield players and 3 keepers- the bianconeri could decide to aggregate a player from their B team.
In an earlier report on Thursday, Di Marzio mentioned that the loan fee Dortmund would initially pay will be in the €2 million to €3 million range, with the obligation to buy price being around €26 million. Do your math and Juventus will be getting close to the €30 the club reportedly wanted for Can. (And seeing as there’s very little time left in the January transfer window, seeing a replacement for Can on Juve’s roster arrive seems like it’s next to nothing.)
Can has already agreed to personal terms with Borussia Dortmund, according to Di Marzio, something rather notable seeing as he’s one of Juventus’ highest-paid players.
It had been an eventful season for Can even though he has only played 279 minutes this season. Can was rumored to have possibly been on his way out over the summer, and the exclusion from the Champions League group stage roster is what kicked his dissatisfaction with Juventus’ management into overdrive. Can was very outspoken about how things went over the summer and what he was told by the club and how things actually have played out. He’s at the bottom of Maurizio Sarri’s depth chart, and even with injuries throughout the midfield and Juventus competing on three fronts, Can hasn’t played much at all.
But now he is about to get the move away from Turin that he has wanted for months now. And Juventus, maybe a little surprisingly, is getting just about all the amount of money as they wanted for Can all along.