Borussia Dortmund set to extend Emre Can’s contract

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Emre Can is set for a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund, with negotiations now said to be reaching the home straight.

It was reported last month that Borussia Dortmund are looking to extend Emre Can’s contract, which is currently due to expire at the end of the upcoming season. And according to BILD, a contract extension for the midfielder is now in sight.

The tabloid adds that while some details still need to be resolved, talks are entering the home straight and Borussia Dortmund are optimistic of reaching an agreement in the near future.

The Black and Yellows were earlier in talks to sign Edson Álvarez from Ajax, which put Can’s future at the club in doubt. But the BVB bosses ultimately decided to call off their pursuit of the Mexico international in favour of extending Can’s contract.

Emre Can enjoyed an impressive second half of last season with Borussia Dortmund, and established himself as an important player for Edin Terzic’s side. The 29 year old’s performances also helped him earn a recall to the Germany squad. And he is now also one of the names in contention to be the next BVB captain after Marco Reus’ decision to step down from the role.

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Can will likely have to take a pay cut to extend his contract his Borussia Dortmund, and a 2-3 year extension could be in the offing for him. He has made a total of 121 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since joining the club on a initial loan deal from Juventus in 2020.