Because Can is a perfectly acceptable back-up option and we don't have to pay a transfer fee for him.
Considering the holes in our squad I'd rather we concentrate on spending our time and budget on those positions rather than finding a back-up midfielder.
Its not a case of back up, its a case of being a good fit a good player, we need to improve. Hendo,Gini,Lallana, if there is a player who is better,we should bring them in. and upgrade if possible. To me Can hasnt shown anything this season to warrant doubling his money.
Lucas has been at the club for 10 years, under 5 different managers now. Theyve all kept him for one reason or another. Lucas wasnt on 80k, his 3rd season in at the club, this is probably after he signed his last contract.
If Can performs,he shouls get his money, if not he should prove his worth.
Can has been played when Henderson has been injured or Gini has been injured, hes had a handfull of good games, which is inconsistency at its finest.
Whether hes playing as a six or somewhere else in midfiels, that doestn excusw for poor decisions on the ball.
Prove your worth and get your money, otherwise no. Fight for your damn place,show something worth you being awarded.