Only Two Juventus Players Will Earn More Than Emre Can Once He Joins
It's basically a given now that Emre Can will be a Juventus player next season - and reports suggest he'll be on a hefty salary at the club.
The Bianconeri have been hellbent on acquiring the German midfielder for a while now and he's poised to join them on a free from Liverpool after running down his Anfield deal and not signing a new contract.
And according to Fabrizio Romano, writing for Calcio Mercato, the former Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen man has signed a contract until 2022 and will earn €5 million-a-year in Turin.
What's more, he will apparently be the club's third best-paid player, making more money than Juventus stalwarts Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon, as well as his international colleagues Sami Khedira and Benedikt Howedes.
Only star players Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala will be on more money than Can, which demonstrates just how highly Juventus value the 23-year old.
It's a big salary for The Old Lady to pay, but then again it basically balances itself out given that they haven't had to pay a transfer fee to land him because of the Bosman ruling.
When it comes to free transfers, no-one does it better than Juventus - and they will be hoping Can is able to follow the trend they have set over the years when it comes to freebies.
Since 2009, the Italian champions have signed the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Kingsley Coman, Sami Khedira and Dani Alves. Quite the esteemed group, indeed.
The vast majority of the players achieved great success, but it's Pogba and Pirlo who would be right at the top of the tree.
AC Milan thought the midfielder's days were numbered but he was almost born again; winning four Serie A titles with the club and helping them to a Champions League final in his stint.
Pogba, meanwhile, made up an incredible midfield alongside Pirlo, and Arturo Vidal - and went on to return to Manchester United for a then world-record £89 million.
Players Juventus have signed on a free:- Worldwide Transfers (@Ww_transfers) January 5, 2018
:white_check_mark: 2009: Fabio Cannavaro
:white_check_mark: 2011: Andrea Pirlo
:white_check_mark: 2012: Paul Pogba
:white_check_mark: 2013: Fernando Llorente
:white_check_mark: 2014: Kingsley Coman
:white_check_mark: 2015: Sami Khedira
:white_check_mark: 2016: Dani Alves
:white_check_mark: 2018: Emre Can
Can has big footsteps to follow in!
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