Fri 27 January 2023 | 19:23

Emre Can reveals cancer diagnosis and subsequent battle following his departure from Liverpool

Emre Can has opened up about getting diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in 2018.

Former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder

Emre Can

has revealed that after he left Liverpool to join


in 2018, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer by Juve medical team and had to undergo an emergency surgery, for which he is thankful of Juventus’ staff.

In fact, Liverpool described the problem as "a thyroid nodule that could also require surgical treatment", but Can has confirmed that the surgery was in fact for cancer in that region.

“I had thyroid cancer and I needed to undergo surgery urgently,”

Can told DAZN. 

“This has changed a lot in my life. You can have a lot of money, you can have everything, but health is the most important thing. It’s part of life and I suggest everyone undergo screenings, it doesn’t matter how healthy one thinks he is, if you find out about these things in time, you can act.

“I am so grateful to Juventus doctors. They called me two months after my medicals with the club. I didn’t know what was going on, I didn’t even know what a thyroid was and I would never imagine I had cancer. The move to Turin was worthy, only just for this."

The 29-year-old Can only spent one and a half seasons at Juventus before returning to Germany to join Borussia Dortmund in January of 2020, where he still remains.



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