Is Emre Can heading to Galatasaray on loan?

Alexander Hassenstein

A report out of Turkey suggest that Emre Can is close to loan move to Galatasaray.

When the squad of players traveling with Bayern Munich to the Telekom Cup in Mönchengladbach was released, there was no shock to see that Mario Götze and Holger Badstuber would not be attending the mini-tournament. However, the fact that Pep Guardiola had decided to exclude Emre Can from the event came as a huge surprise.

In announcing the information, the Bayern website states the following:

Head coach Pep Guardiola cannot yet send out a full-strength team. Mario Götze and Holger Badstuber are injured, Javi Martinez, Luiz Gustavo and Dante only returned from vacation on Thursday, and Bastian Schweinsteiger trained with the squad for the first time on Wednesday. Nevertheless, Guardiola has decided to leave only Götze, Badstuber and Emre Can behind in Munich.

That's the only mention of Can in the entire article. There's no information to be found as to the reason that Can is being left behind in Munich along with the injured Götze and Badstuber. So, what did I do? I went on an Internet scavenger hunt, that's what I did.

The first thing that I discovered was this report in Bild. It states that Can was left behind in Munich to play with the reserves. Wait. What? The next reserve game isn't for another week when Bayern II play SV Schalding-Heining. Why would Can be left behind with the reserves?

However, I then ran across this report out of Turkey. AMK Spor is reporting that Galatasaray has been in contact with Bayern regarding a potential deal for Can. In fact, they had their scout and former Bundesliga player Erdal Keser get in contact with Matthias Sammer to discuss the deal. However, as with most reports, Bayern would prefer to extend Can's contract before loaning him out anywhere this summer.

Until we get official word from the club as to why Can is not participating in the Telekom Cup, speculation will rise. If Can extends his contract and if Bayern decide to loan him out, do you think Galatasaray is a good place for him?

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