Emre Can completes Liverpool transfer from Bayer Leverkusen
Liverpool have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen's Germany under-21 international midfielder Emre Can.
The clubs agreed a £10m transfer for the 20-year-old last month but had to wait until the summer transfer window opened on 1 July to finalise the deal.
"Emre is an exciting young talent and I'm delighted he's chosen Liverpool," Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said.
Can is the third player to arrive at Anfield this summer, after Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.
|Born: Frankfurt, 12 January 1994|
|Height: 6ft 1"|
|Clubs: Bayern Munich 2012-13, Bayer Leverkusen 2013-14|
Can made 29 Bundesliga appearances last season, scoring three goals, and also played in seven Champions League matches, including a 5-0 home defeat against Manchester United.
Rodgers, whose side return to the Champions League this season after finishing second to Premier League champions Manchester City last term, added: "He has recognised that we are a club that improves and nurtures exciting, ambitious players and I'm looking forward to seeing him take those next steps forward for us.
"We have tracked his progress for some time and I have been impressed with his attitude and qualities when I have seen him play both in the German Bundesliga and the Champions League.
"He has many of the attributes we look for; charisma on the football pitch and courage to want the ball and make things happen."