While nothing has been confirmed officially, and we doubt it will be until after Liverpool have played in the Champions League final, Emre Can to Juventus is being considered as completely done by the Italian media.
Corriere dello Sport are the ones running with it on Monday, looking at how the German is the latest in a long line of free transfers pulled off by the Turin side over the past 10 years that have helped the club on their successful streak of Serie A titles.
A lot of the article is much of the same that has been reported in the past, with the breakdown of his soon-to-be signed five-year contract worth €5m/year, but it’s the most recent addition to the negotiations that has caught our eye.
According to the Italian newspaper, Juventus have also included a release clause in the German international’s contract, meaning that, in the future, if someone wants to sign him, they’ll know how much they will have to pay, and it’s surprisingly affordable.
Corriere report the amount will ‘oscillate’ somewhere in between €50-60m, which seems like a mistake waiting to happen considering how much players like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are reported to be worth these days.
However, it appears that, through their line ‘the release clause that interested the player and has been inserted’, it could have been a deciding factor for Emre Can, who might be already thinking about his post-Juventus future, eyeing up an even bigger club (like Real Madrid?).