Okay, forgive us for the terrible dancing puns in the headline, but it was another excellent day for Liverpool Football Club, confirming their second signing of the summer.
The 20-year-old is one of the rising stars of German football, likened to a deeper Jordan Henderson by some and praised for his versatility by others.
Jack Lusby has scouted the German Under-21 international and today brought us this excellent report on Brendan Rodgers’ latest signing, complete with statistics and videos.
There was much excitement over the news and we’ve rounded up the best of the reaction to Liverpool’s deal for Can here.
It looks like another player may be joining Rickie Lambert and Can at Anfield in the very near future, with Alberto Moreno looking almost certain to make the switch from the south of Spain to Merseyside.
— LFCZA (@LFCZA) June 5, 2014
On Thursday night, Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reported that Liverpool have agreed an £18 million fee with Sevilla and a five-year deal with the left-back.
The Mirror report:
Several sources are claiming that the Reds have agreed terms with Moreno and that he will fly to Merseyside next week to have his medical and complete his transfer.
The five-time European Cup winners are finalising the fee with Sevilla, with the Spanish side wanting £17.9million for their prized left-back.
The 21-year-old will hopefully be a solution to a long-term problem on the left side of Liverpool’s defence and this week he was photographed spending time with Reds midfielder Luis Alberto:
— Luis Alberto Romero (@14_luisalberto) June 4, 2014
The rumour mill will no doubt continue to churn away as we approach the madness of the World Cup, but it’s been more than a good start for Liverpool in the transfer market already this summer.
One slight blight to the day is the report from The Independent that Liverpool have lost two of their highly-rated youth coaches today with the resignations of Steve Torpey and Darren Hughes.
The pair will follow Rodolfo Borrell to Manchester City‘s youth set-up.