Emre Can Was Told One Club He Could Not Leave Liverpool For

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can left Anfield for Juventus last week signing a four-year deal with the Italian giants.

The midfielder of Turkish origin made 166 appearances in all competitions, scoring 14 goals for the Reds since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.

One of Can’s first coaches, Toni Magliarisi, revealed the club he told the midfielder not to join after leaving Liverpool.

“[Can] always knew that if he went to Juventus, I would have been the happiest man on Earth, but I told him that he had to make the best choice for his career, so never go to Inter [Milan],” Magliarisi was quoted as saying in the Express.

“Seriously, last year I told him that he was not ready for Juventus, now he is 110 per cent.”

Can left Anfield as a free transfer after refusing to sign a new deal. The midfielder had been linked with Juve all season but the transfer saga dragged out until last week.

Daily Mirror reporter David Maddock revealed the 24-year-old left Liverpool for the money.

The powerful midfielder will be making a minimum of £11 million a year for the first two seasons of his contract.

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That works out at £220,000 a week which would have made him Liverpool’s highest earner.

Maddock wrote on Twitter: “Anyone wondering why Emre Can left @LFC for Juventus: he will be earning a minimum £11m a year for the first two years of a four year contract in Italy.

“That’s £220,000 a week, which would have made him Liverpool’s highest earner. By some distance.”

Additionally the Reds star is set to earn a £14 million sign-on fee which will be paid over the next two terms.

“Juventus Football Club announces that Emre Can has signed with the Bianconeri to officially join the club on July 1 2018 on a four-year deal,” said a statement on Juventus’ website.

“As a result of the signature of the agreement, Juventus will incur additional costs of 16 million euros (£14m), to be paid over the next two financial years.”