Can’s current deal at Anfield is all set to expire next summer, and though there were talks of a contract renewal some time ago, the German midfielder is now believed to be looking out for better options instead of committing his future to the Reds.
With that being said, United manager Jose Mourinho, by all means, sees the 23-year-old as the perfect long-term replacement for club captain Michael Carrick.
However, Carrick might not be the only midfielder Mourinho would be looking to replace, as report from Italian outlet Tuttosport suggests that Spanish fan-favourite Ander Herrera could also be seen departing from Old Trafford after his contract expires next term.
But for now, the Portuguese tactician’s long term admiration for Can means that the Liverpool man is now a top target for the Old Trafford club. It was also reported that United’s chief scout, Javier Ribalta, has been observing the German, and is confident that he would be a top buy for the club.
If this move materializes, it would be after almost 80 years that a Liverpool player would make the controversial switch to the Theatre of Dreams. However, the Red Devils aren’t the only ones in the market for Can, as Serie A giants Juventus have also been linked with the midfielder.
The German international moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen for €12 million back in 2014, when Brendan Rodgers was still in charge of the Reds, and the young starlet has since evolved into a top midfielder.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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