It seems to go in a bit of a cycle. First Emre Can is set to sign a deal with Juventus. Then he’s holding off, considering his options. Then Juventus give a deadline for him to decide his future. Then he’s set to sign a deal with Juventus again.
So has been the tiring and increasingly predictable way of this ongoing rumour mongering saga. At least according to the Italian press, who increasingly look to be cycling through the same three basic story templates in order to fill a void of actual news.
And this week, they’re back on to a deal being all but done, with Can having finally made the call he’s been making a few times a month for what feels like forever now. Or at least that’s what La Gazzetta dello Sport are saying. Again.
They claim a five-year deal has been agreed—barring a few minor details that mean he won’t be signing it just yet, natch—and Emre Can is, for all intents and purposes, a Juventus player, having chosen them over PSG, Bayern, or a Liverpool stay.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this, and every other time it’s been a matter of a few days or maybe a week before we hear that Can has decided to drag his heels and consider his options. Then, a little later, that Juventus are pressing the issue.
One of these times, though, he actually will go and sign the deal. Or he’ll sign for PSG or Bayern. Or maybe even decide on a Liverpool stay, as unlikely as that seems. That probably has to happen sooner or latter—and probably sooner now.
After all, the season’s almost over. And then, shortly after, Can’s current contract will be up. At some point he will have to make a decision. Maybe it will even be this time around like the Italian press are saying. Again.