Borussia Dortmund have activated their option to buy Emre Can this season and the Germany international has officially signed a contract with the club until 2024, ending a brief spell in Italy with Juventus.
The 26-year-old made 45 appearances for Juventus during his 18-month spell in Turin, but Can fell out of favour under Maurizio Sarri and was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window.
Can’s already made an impact since returning to Germany and Borussia Dortmund have now confirmed they’ve signed the midfielder on a four-year contract, which will come into effect once his loan spell expires at the end of the season.
At the time of his arrival in January, sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website: “In Emre Can, we’re signing a Germany international who can be deployed in several positions in defence and central midfield across multiple systems.
“A player with technique and a physical presence who possesses a strong will to win.”
Can scored the first goal of his Borussia Dortmund career during a 4-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, picking out the top corner of Lukáš Hrádecký’s net with a stunning 35-yard strike.
He has also made an impact defensively for the club, although that’s still an area which needs some improvement under Lucien Favre this season.
BVB have conceded 32 goals in just 22 Bundesliga games so far, while they’ve got the task of keeping Paris Saint-Germain quiet during the Champions League knockout stages.
Thomas Tuchel’s side travel to the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday, with the reverse leg at the Parc des Princes coming on March 11.
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