Juventus sign German midfielder Emre Can

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Turin, June 21 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus on Thursday announced the signing of German midfielder Emre Can on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old, who signed a four-year contract, joins Juventus after four seasons with Liverpool FC, where he made over 150 appearances.

“Juventus Football Club announces that a contract of employment with the player Emre Can, effective as of July 1, 2018 and expiring on June 30, 2022, has been signed,” the record Serie A winners said in a statement.

“As a result of the signature of the agreement, Juventus will incur additional costs of 16 million euros ($18.58 million) to be paid over the next two financial years.”

Can has made 20 appearances for the Germany national team, winning the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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Juve will be the Frankfurt native’s fourth club of his senior career, after starting out with Bayern Munich before moving to Bayer Leverkusen.

“It’s a wonderful day for me, it is one of the biggest days of my life,” Can told juventus.com.

“Juventus is a team who wins titles and that’s what I want and that’s why we fit very good together,” Can said in a statement.

–IANS

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