Juventus Midfielder Emre Can Undergoes Thyroid Surgery

Juventus Striker, Emre Can after signing his four-year contract in June 2018.

 

Juventus midfielder Emre Can has undergone successful surgery to remove a thyroid nodule, the Italian champions confirmed on Monday.

The club said the surgery on the thyroid gland which is located in the neck had been carried out in Frankfurt and “was a complete success”.

“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days,” Juventus added in a statement.

According to reports in the Italian media, the 24-year-old Germany international could be out of action for up to six weeks.

Former Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen player Can joined Juventus on a four-year deal last summer after his contract with Liverpool expired.

He made 167 appearances during four seasons with the Premier League side.

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Emre Can To Leave Liverpool

Emre Can (L), Mohammed Salah and Alberto Moreno celebrate a goal during an English Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium on November 4, 2017. Ben STANSALL / AFP

 

German international midfielder Emre Can is to leave Liverpool now his contract has expired, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

The 24-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract from the beaten Champions League finalists some months ago amid speculation he would be moving to Italian giants Juventus.

His Anfield exit has now been confirmed, with academy graduate Jon Flanagan, who played for the club just once in the last two seasons, having had loan spells at nearby Burnley and Bolton, also among those on their way out.

“Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future,” said a club statement.

 

Europa League: Liverpool Held In Klopp’s Anfield Debut

LiverpoolLiverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday night, leaving new boss, Jurgen Klopp frustrated in his first game at Anfield.

The visitors took the lead through Marko Devic’s stunning half-volley but had captain Oleg Kuzmin sent off for a second yellow card soon after.

Kuzmin opted to bundle over Can as the German tried to power past him down the wing. The referee had no option but to give him his second yellow.

The red card seemed to have paved the way for a whitewash in favour of the reds as Liverpool soon equalized.

Divock Origi nodded down Philippe Coutinho’s free kick for Emre Can to fire home from close range the first goal of the Klopp era.

However, after the goal, Liverpool pressed for the entire second half but struggled to truly test Sergei Ryzhikov in the Kazan goal.

Liverpool were limited to half chances in an ultimately difficult evening for Klopp and Liverpool as they struggled to break down their opponents for large periods of the match.

Christian Beneteke came on to add some power upfront but hit the post in the final 10 minutes as Liverpool were held to a third successive Group B draw.

The Russian visitors would have earned some credit for keeping their discipline in a difficult away match.

Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in seven games at Anfield this season – against Bournemouth in August.

Liverpool Completes Emre Can’s Signing From Bayern Leverkusen

CanEnglish Premier League club, Liverpool have completed the transfer of Germany junior international, Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.

According to reports, the Merseyside club agreed a deal of £9.8m in principle for the versatile midfielder last month, and the necessary documentation has now been finalised.

Emre Can becomes Liverpool’s third signing of the summer, following the capture of Southampton duo of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

The twenty year old is excited about the move and says he can’t wait to play his first match at Anfield.

”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.

”I want to thank the manager for trusting me and allowing me to play here. I am proud to be a part of the family and I am looking forward to playing here.

”It was an easy decision for me to sign with Liverpool as I had a very good chat with the manager, which clearly shows that he and the club wanted to sign me.

”I want to give it my best and help the team as much as I can. I believe this season the team finished second in the league, so i want to be a Premier League champion next season”, he said.

The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, also expressed delight to have Can at the club and hopes he can continue his improvement at Anfield

”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’’, he noted.

Emre Can represented Germany in the under 17 level and was an important Bayern Leverkusen in the Bundesliga last season.