Dortmund sign Emre Can from Juventus in potential €26M deal

31.1.2020 18:57

Borussia Dortmund closed out the January transfer window the same way they started it.

Having already made a big splash by signing Erling Braut Haaland earlier this month, the German side added another impressive piece on deadline day, confirming the acquisition of midfielder Emre Can from Juventus.

The 26-year-old heads back to the Bundesliga on an initial loan for €1 million, Juventus confirmed. Dortmund have an obligation to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season for an additional €25 million if certain "sports results" are achieved during the remainder of the campaign.

Can should help bolster a side that has seen its midfield hit hard by injuries and departures this season; both Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel have been sidelined by various ailments, and Julian Weigl was recently sold to Benfica.

The tough-tackling German, who's hoping to secure a spot on the Euro 2020 team, spent time at both Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen earlier in his career before joining Liverpool.

He was largely stapled to the bench in Turin since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, playing just 281 Serie A minutes this season. Can was also surprisingly omitted from Juventus' Champions League squad.

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