Emre Can will soon transfer to Borussia Dortmund (Football Italia)
Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool man Emre Can is on the verge of returning to the Bundesliga. The 26-year-old, who moved to Juventus on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, has found life tough in Italy. Surplus to requirements in Maurizio Sarri’s side and left off the club’s Champions League list, Can is on the verge of making the switch to Borussia Dortmund.
The fee is rumored to be around 25m euros, a hefty profit for Juve. Dortmund, for their part, will be getting a young, versatile German center back who knows the league and is motivated to perform in order to make the squad for the Euros. Looks like a good deal at the moment, but you have to wonder how BVB are meeting Can’s salary requirements.
Barcelona desperate to sign a striker (The Telegraph)
According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, Barcelona are ready to splash the cash on a new striker following the season-ending injury to Luis Suarez. Having taken much of January to establish the well-known fact that Antione Griezmann isn’t actually a center forward, the Catalans have identified Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the role.
It’s unlikely that the Gunners would let their top scorer leave mid-season, but with Gabriel Martinelli’s incredible form and Barca’s tendency to overpay (see Philippe Coutinho) they may be tempted to consider an offer. For Barca’s part, they have just a few days to get a deal done before the window closes. If they can’t get Auba, they’ll turn their attention to Valencia’s Rodrigo.
Bayern beats Schalke on and off the pitch
You thought this Schmankerl would be devoid of real Bayern Munich content? You thought wrong!
Our @fcbayernesports team picked up two wins and six points against Schalke on Saturday!— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) January 27, 2020
Check out the highlights of the matches here.
Hertha Berlin sign Lucas Tousart
French midfielder Lucas Tousart, who mainly plays as a defensive midfielder, has been signed by Hertha Berlin. He will join the Berliners from next season. This is another clear sign of Hertha’s growing ambition in the transfer market.
Eric Cantona regrets not hitting the Palace fan harder (FourFourTwo)
It’s a huge interview with FourFourTwo, but here’s the relevant bit for your viewing pleasure:
What was going through your mind when you kung-fu kicked that Palace fan? If you’d landed on your feet instead of your backside, what would you have done next?
Richard, South Shields
[Long pause] I did land on my feet, not where you say. That’s why I went to hit him again. But I didn’t hit him strong enough. I should have hit him harder.