As reported by the Ruhr Nachrichten, Borussia Dortmund could look to part company with midfielder Emre Can either this summer or next year.
The 29-year-old midfielder will be out of contract in 2024, meaning that if Dortmund do not sell him for a fee during this transfer window, he will leave for free next year. Dortmund have expressed how they do not wish to extend Can’s contract beyond the following summer with his yearly salary reported to be around €8m.
Therefore, Die Schwarzgelben would be willing to listen to attractive offers this summer should they be made to the club. Can returned to the Bundesliga after six years away, plying his trade for Liverpool and Juventus, before the Black and Yellows prized him from Turin for €25m in 2020.
Since joining Dortmund on an initial loan, before the obligation to buy was triggered, Can has appeared 121 times for BVB scoring 12 goals while collecting eight assists. His time at Dortmund has been plagued by inconsistency, however, since the turn of the year, the midfielder has performed excellently as defensive reinforcement in the midfield as the side narrowly missed out on the Meisterschale.
However, if Can were to leave, the 29-year-old would join a growing list of departures from the Westfalenstadion which include fellow midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud and Raphaël Guerreiro. Nevertheless, with reports linking Dortmund to Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez, it seems as though BVB may already be planning for his exit.
GGFN | Will Shopland