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Thursday 20 September 2018

Emre Can to leave Liverpool

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Liverpool Emre Can’s departure has been confirmed after his contract expired (Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA).
Liverpool Emre Can’s departure has been confirmed after his contract expired (Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA).

By Carl Markham, Press Association Sport

Liverpool have confirmed Emre Can’s expected departure after the Germany international’s contract expired.

The 24-year-old rejected the offer of a new deal several months ago amid rumours he was destined for Juventus and his Anfield exit has now been announced.

Speculation about a move to the Serie A club intensified in the second half of the season and Turin now seems a likely destination for the midfielder.

Also heading out of the door is academy graduate Jon Flanagan, who has played for the club just once in the last two seasons having had loan spells at Burnley and Bolton.

Youth-team players Toni Gomes, Paulo Alves, Mich’el Parker, Jordan Williams, Anthony Glennon, Jordan Hunter and Harvey Whyte will also depart, while Yan Dhanda has already agreed a free transfer to Swansea.

New contracts have been offered to under-23 duo George Johnston and Conor Masterson.

A statement published on Liverpool’s official website read: “Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future.”

Press Association

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