Liverpool have made some inspiring transfer moves since FSG overhauled the recruitment strategy at Anfield. The club no longer panic buys or overpays, instead Michael Edwards and his team identifies value in the market, often underpaying for players who are moulded into world class footballers. This is not to say that every move works out precisely as expected, such as the buying of a promising Serbian midfielder. According to Bild in Germany, Marko Grujic is wanted by Hertha Berlin on a loan-to-buy move.
Marko Grujic was Jürgen Klopp’s first signing when the Reds agreed a £5.1m deal for the midfielder in January 2015.
When he was signed James Pearce compared Grujic to Steven Gerrard, a huge weight to put on the teenager’s shoulders.
The then teenager joined the Reds in the summer of 2015 and was subsequently loaned to Cardiff City and then Hertha Berlin having failed to establish himself in the Liverpool first team.
Grujic to Hertha Berlin permanently?
Bild has claimed that Marko Grujic could well stay at Hertha Berlin with the club allegedly wanting to sign the player on loan again but with an option to buy him for £13m.
The Serbian has been at Hertha for the past two seasons and has certainly grown as a footballer during his time in the German capital.
Bild believe that the 24-year-old is happy at Berlin and settled in an apartment he has bought in the city.
What RTK has to say
Marko Grujic staying at Hertha Berlin seems an inevitability at this point. There doesn’t appear to be a route into the Liverpool first team for him, particularly given the ascendancy of Curtis Jones.
The Reds will surely be looking to cash in on the midfielder at some point, whether they’d be willing to let him spend another season on loan is up for debate.
If he isn’t to break into the first team squad then surely the club would rather arrange a permanent exit rather than a temporary one.