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Liverpool agree deal to sign Can

5 June 2014 12:05

Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday.

The 20-year-old only moved to the BayArena in August last year after departing Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

However, he is now set to ply his trade in the Premier League, subject to the necessary documentation being completed.

Can made 29 appearances in Germany's top flight last term, scoring three goals, and played a large part of the campaign under the stewardship of former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, who was sacked in April following a poor run of form.

Leverkusen CEO Michael Schade said: "Emre Can has developed very quickly at Bayer 04 Leverkusen over the past 12 months.

"We wanted to keep Emre at Leverkusen but the release clause is part of his contract.

"So we wish him all the best and lots of success in his time in the Premier League."

The news follows Liverpool's signing of England striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton on Monday.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is in the process of bolstering his squad after they secured UEFA Champions League football by finishing second in the Premier League last season.

Lambert's former Southampton team-mate Adam Lallana has also been heavily linked with a move to Anfield.

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