Khedira thrilled with Can capture, staying with Juventus

Sami Khedira is delighted with Juventus' capture of Emre Can and confirmed that he will play with his compatriot next season.

Juventus' Sami Khedira   -  Getty Images

Germany international Sami Khedira has praised Juventus for the capture of midfielder Emre Can, while confirming that he will remain with the Serie A champion for the 2018-19.

Can completed a free transfer to Juventus on Thursday from Liverpool, signing a four-year contract with the Bianconeri.

After three years in Turin, it had been suggested that 31-year-old Khedira would leave the Italian champion, but he will line-up with his compatriot next season.

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"He's a very important signing, I know him well and I'm glad he's joined us. Why do I say 'us'? Because I'll definitely stay at Juventus and I have no intention of leaving. I'm fine there," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Can has been capped 20 times by Germany, but was not selected in Joachim Low's squad for the World Cup in Russia, where the defending champion is fighting off the threat of a premature exit.

Germany lost its opening fixture against Mexico and tackle Sweden on Saturday, where defeat could see Low's side knocked out of the competition at the group stage - if Mexico manage to defeat South Korea, earlier, in the day.

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