Liverpool have reportedly taken a very admirable stance in chasing a sale for Marko Grujic. The see a deal as being in the player’s ‘best interests’.
Goal makes the claim. The outlet believes that Liverpool are actively looking to sell Grujic and hope for a fee around £20m. There’s interest, too.
Hertha BSC, where Grujic spent the last two years, would quite like the player back, albeit on another loan. But other clubs from Germany, as well as Italy and England, are potential suitors, too.
Now, we think that Liverpool would potentially secure more for Grujic if they loaned him out again. Next year should be a better market for selling players, while a spell in the Premier League could grow his reputation rapidly.
And that’s why we think their reported stance is an admirable one.
Goal says that Liverpool hope to sell Grujic as it’s in the player’s ‘best interests’. It suggests that they don’t see the benefit to the Serbian if he were to spend a temporary spell somewhere.
And perhaps it wouldn’t be. Grujic hasn’t had a settled career up to this point. He spent a year and a half with Liverpool after joining from Red Star but only played 12 Premier League games.
After that it was a successful loan with Cardiff City. Then an even better time with Hertha over two years. But despite playing well, he never had the comfort of playing for his own club.
He was trying to impress Liverpool, really, but knowing that he may never get an open spot in their squad. Can a player develop properly like that? Is that uncertainty even fair to the player?
The 24-year-old is about to enter his peak, too – it’s time he knew what his career looked like. And if Liverpool can’t find space, then an immediate sale is really the best thing for Grujic.