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Bierhoff links Liverpool star Emre Can to Juventus - FCNaija

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 30/11/2017

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff revealed that there’s a “60 and 80 percent” chance that Emre Can would Liverpool to joined Juventus in the summer.

The 23-year-old midfielder who contracts set expire end of the season and he is free to talk with other clubs from early next year.

The Serie A holders have been heavily linked with a move for former Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen man, as well his national teammate compatriot Leon Goretzka, and the 49-year-old former AC Milan striker believes one of those transfers is likely to happen.

“We’re talking about two important players,” Bierhoff said.

“They’ll have so many options for the future, they’ll be personal choices. At the moment England is the top for a player, and after that, there’s the lure of the powerful Spanish clubs.

“Emre Can and Goretzka would definitely be successful in Serie A too. Unless Inter returns to the top though, if one of these players were to choose Italy now it would only be for Juventus.

“There’s not much chance for Goretzka, maybe only 20 percent. I think there’s a lot more for Emre Can, I’d say 60-80 percent.”

Bierhoff also discussed Juve defender Benedikt Howedes, revealing that he recommended Serie A to the German international.

“Yes, we talked about it. I told Benedikt that in my view, given his situation at Schalke 04, Juve would be ideal for him - it’s a strong and winning team.
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“Where there’s organisation he excels. Benedikt is a great person, he’s a passionate player, he gives his soul for his teammates, he never leaves you by yourself.

“Another quality is his intelligence. In the 2014 World Cup, with players like [Jerome] Boateng and [Mats] Hummels he knew it would be difficult to play in the middle.

“So he agreed to sacrifice himself for the team by playing on the left, and at the same time seized his chance to be a protagonist at the World Cup.

“He’s physically strong, good in the air, good on the ball. Benedikt doesn’t have an attribute where he’s the best, but he’s excellent in every point of view.

“In certain ways he reminds me of [Alessandro] Nesta, but don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he’s his heir. Nesta was more technical.

“Will he get back into the national team? I’m not the Coach, but I think so.”

Bierhoff made his national team debut 1996 where he scored 37 goals in 70 appearances were played in one European Championship and two World Cup with Germany.

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