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Report: Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson will not be loaned out this summer

Liverpool are not looking to send out attacking duo Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic away on another loan spell next season and instead will look to sell according to The Mirror.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Harry Wilson of Liverpool in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 11, 2018 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

It is claimed that the Reds are looking for around £40 million for the two players who recently returned from loan spells at AFC Bournemouth and Hertha Berlin respectively.

Both Liverpool stars impressed on their sabbaticals away from Anfield and the club may feel that there is enough value in both players to raise funds this summer.

Grujic, 24, was Jurgen Klopp’s first-ever signing as Liverpool manager and the Serbian international recently linked up with the first-team at a pre-season training camp in Austria following a two-year loan period in the Bundesliga.

Since signing in 2016, Grujic has been limited to just 14 appearances and considering Liverpool’s already stocked options in midfield it is difficult to see the returning loanee make an impact next season.

However, there is a silver lining for both the player and Liverpool. Grujic scored nine goals in 54 appearances for Hertha during his time in Germany, and was called “by far the club’s best midfielder in the past 20 years” by his former coach Pal Dardai during his first season in the German capital – this will certainly enable the Reds to command a respectable price-tag for the Serb.

BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 20: Marko Grujic and Alexander Esswein of Hertha BSC after the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Olympiastadion on June 20, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marco Leipold/City-Press GmbH via Getty Images)

According to the report, Liverpool will not budge on their £20 million valuation and are confident a number of suitors will showcase an interest.

Wilson has also been listed at a similar price following two largely impressive loan spells with Bournemouth and Derby County.

The Wales international is nursing an injury so is unable to be a part of Liverpool’s pre-season preparations that are currently underway in Salzburg.

The 23-year-old is expected to return for the Community Shield clash at Wembley against Arsenal on August 29 which could be set to be Wilson’s final competitive match for the Reds.


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