Liverpool could alter their stance on Marko Grujic, with West Ham United involved. That’s according to reports on Monday afternoon.
This comes from Goal. They say that Liverpool want to sell Marko Grujic and that West Ham United may want the player. The keyword there is ‘sell’, however.
The Reds aren’t interested in a loan deal but that stance could change if there’s an obligation buy. The Liverpool Echo claims that the club want £20m for Grujic, so it’s reasonable to assume that would be the clause.
If West Ham do want Grujic, they have until 11pm this evening to get this one in before the transfer deadline.
What RTK has to say
Smart move, really, but you’d have to wonder why Liverpool didn’t look at things this way earlier. They had success with a similar deal for Danny Ings with Southampton, after all.
It’s best for all parties right now if Grujic does move on. West Ham would get a fine player, Liverpool would get a decent fee, and Grujic can finally move forward with his career.
The Serbian has been stuck in limbo for a good few years now. He’s talented enough to play for Liverpool but not quite good enough to play for this Liverpool.
The Reds have one of the world’s best midfields and it’s stacked with quality. Getting into it isn’t easy unless you’re Thiago or a teenager prospect like Curtis Jones.
Thus a year stuck at Liverpool would not be good for Grujic. He’d barely play, stunting his development and halting his career. Hopefully, then, Liverpool can figure something out tonight.