Out-of-favour Juventus man Emre Can has today provided an insight into his current situation, amid mounting links with a move away from Turin.
25-year-old midfielder Can has been on the books of Juve since the summer of 2018.
The former Bayern Munich youth made the move to the Allianz Stadium on a free transfer, following the expiration of his contract with Liverpool.
Can went on to enjoy a solid debut campaign with the Italian champions, proving his worth over the second-half of the season as the German international began to settle into his new surroundings.
All told, Can went on to notch 29 Serie A appearances, 20 of which came as starts.
The early months of the new campaign, though, have proven a very different story.
Under new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri, Can has found himself on the peripheries of the Old Lady’s squad.
Sarri evidently does not feel as though the technical, free-flowing brand of football which he is attempting to implement is one suited to the midfielder’s characteristics.
This has resulted in Can earning just a solitary start across all competitions thus far in 2019/20.
In addition, crucially, he was omitted from Juve’s Champions League group stage squad.
Premier League return?
As such, inevitable rumours that Can could soon be on the move once more have begun to circulate of late.
Reports stemming from Italy have named Manchester United as the German’s most likely destination.
Bayern Munich, though, could also potentially swoop to bring Can back to the club where he started his career.
As a result, speaking in an interview with Kicker earlier today, the midfield all-rounder was inevitably drawn on his future, and whether he could be on the move over the coming months.
Can first assured, though, that he will continue to work hard in a bid to regain his place in Juventus’ first-team picture:
‘I’m an ambitious guy, and I always want to compete at a top level.’
‘I am learning from this difficult moment, that everything won’t always be how I expected it to. I haven’t even started a match and I can’t be happy, but I won’t be beaten.’
‘I will continue to work hard on myself. I will go to the gym before or after the training sessions, I’m doing extra sessions to be ready when called upon.’
When asked specifically about a return to the Bundesliga, meanwhile, Can added:
‘Anything can happen in football.’
Quotes via Football-Italia