Emre Can has finally joined Juventus after months of flirting with them and Liverpool supporters have been reacting to the news.
There has been an inevitability about the German moving to the Serie A champions for months now, and on Thursday he officially became a Juventus player.
It brings an end to four seasons at Anfield for the 24-year-old, during which time he often appeared to be a divisive figure.
His potential is great, though, and while Can’s ability to blow hot and cold was infuriating, losing him is a blow for the Reds.
Here’s the best of the fan reactions to the news on social media.
Supporters had mixed feelings about Can’s reasons for leaving, with his vast earnings seemingly key:
Anyone wondering why Emre Can left @LFC for Juventus: he will be earning a minimum £11m a year for the first two years of a four year contract in Italy. That's £220,000 a week, which would have made him Liverpool's highest earner. By some distance.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) June 21, 2018
€16m sign on fee. €220k per week. Live in beautiful Turin. Slower, less aggressive (physically less demanding) league. Play in his preferred position. Massively historic, successful club.
I don’t blame Emre Can one little bit. He’s not an LFC fan. Owes us nothing really.
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) June 21, 2018
£14 million signing on fee for Emre Can at Juve, blimey. His agent has pulled an absolute blinder there.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) June 21, 2018
Looks like Emre Can is getting a €16 million signing on fee. Fair play to him!
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) June 21, 2018
Emre Can getting a 16m EUR signing-on fee is the latest evidence to re-inforce my theory that 98% of pro footballers are motivated only by money
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) June 21, 2018
All these “fair play” to Emre Can posts.
I’m sorry but I won’t praise anyone who runs down their contract & LFC lose out on a potential £35m+ asset.
He’s chosen money – his life, his choice.
I’m not praising him for it though.
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) June 21, 2018
Emre Can said it wasn’t about money.
Emre Can takes a £14m signing on fee from Juventus.
Never took to the guy. Never felt like his heart was with the club.
Only disappointment is that we don’t get a transfer fee.
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) June 21, 2018
People saying "Emre Can moved for money" yeah he probably did, same reason we move jobs.. he's not an LFC fan and he's moving to Turin, earning 220k a week and getting a 16 mil sign on bonus
I'm no way an Emre fanboy but leave it out will ya
— Marty Sikora (@marty_sikora) June 21, 2018
While some were upset to see Can depart Anfield, others were unaffected by the news:
Emre Can. Hype in a haircut. Don't care.
— Karl (@TheCenci) June 21, 2018
Wish Emre Can farewell for going to Juventus, on his day he was one of our best midfielders but never a consistent starter for us at his time. Always greatful for his vital goal against Watford which got us top 4 last year. Pleasure for his service at the club, danke Emre!
— Sam (@VintageSalah) June 21, 2018
See you then Emre. Never as bad as half the people said, never as good as the rest said. Capable of brilliant performances, capable of utter dross. He’s got his move, we’ve got Keita and Fabinho. C’est la vie
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) June 21, 2018
Emre Can has finally arrived in Turin.
Juventus fans, if you think that was slow – wait until you see him play.
— Paul (@Kolology) June 21, 2018
“Good luck to the lad, gave us everything he had until the day he left. He wanted a new challenged and dealt with things the right way.”
– Daniel Wade on Facebook.
“To be honest, on review I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He knew Klopp is buying several better players than him, and has moved to a league more suited to his pace.”
– Andrevv VVagner on Facebook.
All the best, Emre.
When you were good you were amazing, but when you were bad you were almost unwatchable.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 21, 2018
Emre Can divides opinions. Very good young player. Still. Overrated. People say he’s young. Fine. The thing is. There’s so many youngsters in world football, who are far younger than him and are better. That’s the whole point with him.
— Timmy Robson (@WaveyTimz277) June 21, 2018
Emre Can was underrated he’ll be a big miss for Liverpool ?
— Luke Honan (@LukeHonanLFC) June 21, 2018
Oh, look. Emre Can taking way too long to finish a move. Shocked.
— NTX (@NTXaco) June 21, 2018
See Juve have confirmed Emre Can ? pic.twitter.com/Hxuqe2rJ0n
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) June 21, 2018