Spurs enter race for Juventus’ Emre Can – Bild

As per a report from German outlet SportBild, Tottenham are expressing an interest in the signature of Juventus outcast Emre Can.

Bianconeri stint

26-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 managed 29 Serie A appearances, 20 of which came as starts.

The first-half 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 2 starts across all competitions thus far in 2019/20.

In addition, crucially, he was omitted from Juve’s Champions League group stage squad.

STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILANO, ITALY – 2019/10/06: Emre Can of Juventus FC celebrate at the end of the Serie A match between Fc Internazionale and Juventus Fc.
Juventus Fc wins 2-1 over Fc Internazionale. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Spurs bound?

As such, inevitable rumours that Can could soon be on the move once more have begun to circulate.

The likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich have both previously been named as potential destinations for the German.

Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have been named as the front-runners for Can’s signature of late.

As per the aforementioned speculation stemming from Germany over the last 24 hours, though, a new suitor are said to have firmly entered the race for the 26-year-old’s signature.

The outfit in question are Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho’s squad is currently paper-thin on midfield options, with Christian Eriksen set for an imminent departure, Moussa Sissoko a long-term injury absentee, and both Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele struggling to stay fit.

As such, Can is reportedly viewed as an affordable addition to Spurs’ ranks in the middle of the park, with the north Londoners hopeful of a January deal.

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