Liverpool have completed the signing of Emre Can, a mid-fielder from Bayer Leverkusen, who will now feature for the Reds on a long-term contract, according to Sky Sports.
The deal, as it seems, had been finalised quite some time ago but Liverpool had to wait till the official opening of 2014's summer transfer window to do the necessary paperwork and get international clearance for the £10million move to be processed. Can now joins the list of other new players to join Anfield in the next Premier League season, namely Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana and former Tottenham defender Kevin Stewart.
The U-21 from Bayern Munich joined Leverkusen last summer when he signed a 4-year deal and played 29 Bundesliga matches, scoring three goals in the meantime, and also featuring in seven UEFA Champions League matches.
"I am proud to be a part of the family and I am looking forward to playing here. I will give it my best,” Can told Liverpool’s website.
"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."
Tracked by Rodgers
Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers also revealed that he had kept a close eye on Can to recognise his potential before the management made a move for the Leverkusen star.
"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 said.
"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."
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