Liverpool Football Club have reportedly lowered their asking price for unwanted winger Lazar Markovic who is free to leave this summer.
Despite paying roughly £20m for Markovic back in the summer of 2014 to sign the Serbian from Benfica, Liverpool are willing to part with the 23-year old for as little as £12m this summer according to the Mirror.
It’s been a tough couple of years for Markovic who disappointed initially in 2014/15 through a combination of failing to adapt to the Premier League and being played as a wingback by Brendan Rodgers.
He then spent the 2015/16 season out on loan at Fenerbahçe before splitting last season up into two 6 month stints at Sporting CP and Hull City.
While at Hull, it’s said that he caught the attentions of Marco Silva – who has been newly appointed as Watford manager and that the Portuguese is hoping for a reunion this summer. In terms of interest from abroad, Zenit St. Petersburg and Galatasaray are both said to be looking into the availability of the player.
The Reds are set to take a hard stance with some of their out-of-favour first team stars this summer, with Mamadou Sakho and Alberto Moreno valued at a combined £45m it seems Markovic’s stock is far lower.
The Serbian truthfully hasn’t been able to break into the Liverpool first team at all and was far from impressive when given another chance during pre-season last summer to bring Klopp on side.
Having struggled for both form and fitness over recent years, £12m seems a fair valuation from the club and with Watford seemingly eager to get a deal across the line, he could be gone sooner rather than later.