Borussia Dortmund activate option to sign Emre Can permanently from Juventus just 18 days after loan move was wrapped up

Borussia Dortmund have activated the option to make Emre Can’s loan move from Juventus permanent, signing him on a four-year deal.

The Bundesliga side signed Can on January 31 on loan but he’s made enough of an impression for Dortmund to fork out £21million to get him permanently.

Can is still technically on loan but will officially become a Dortmund player in the summer
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He’s made a decent start to life back in Germany, scoring a sensational 30-yard goal against Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month.

The midfielder left Liverpool to join Juventus on a free transfer in July 2018 but struggled for appearances under Maurizio Sarri this season.

He was left out of Juventus’ Champions League squad during the group stage this season, so he is free to represent Dortmund during the knockout stage.

The Germany international has been given the nod for their last-16 tie at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

Can, 26, will technically remain on-loan at Dortmund until July 1, when his permanent contract with the club will begin, with it running until June 2024.

Juve may have received money when Can left, however, it’s understood that actually got a better part of the deal.

When Can was signed, a statement from Juventus confirmed the Italian’s paid Can a massive signing-on fee of £14m.

Meanwhile, the Liverpool ECHO claims that the Old Lady also agreed to pay Can a whopping £4m-a-season in wages.

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Can let his contract run down at Liverpool before moving to Juventus
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In the two years he was in Italy, Can ended up making £8m. This, added to his signing-on fee, means he earned a eye-watering £22m in total.

As mentioned, Dortmund will pay the Italian’s €25million, which is just over £20million, meaning Juventus lost around £2million on the Can saga.