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Reports of significant interest in Marko Grujic come as big surprise

There is significant interest in Marko Grujic, according to reports. It’s something that comes as a surprise after his loan to FC Porto.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They claim that there is ‘significant interest’ in Marko Grujic ahead of the summer transfer window.

It’s a year since Liverpool tried to sell Grujic for £20m, only to find no willing buyers in the financial climate. Instead, they loaned him out to FC Porto.

Clubs in both Serie A and the Bundesliga now want him, says the report. Liverpool, though, haven’t decided what to do with him.

They could keep him, apparently, after seeing the pains of an injury crisis this season. It would have to take a ‘perfect’ offer before moving him on.

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Honestly, it’s all a surprise to us.

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Grujic has not had a loan spell to remember. We labelled it a disaster a month ago, though it has improved over the last three games.

The Serbian started both legs against Chelsea, for instance, as well as a Liga NOS fixture against Tondela. But that was just his fourth league start of the season.

Before the Chelsea game a week ago, Grujic had gone 10 games with just one start. That came against Braga and went so badly that he was subbed off after 20 minutes.

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It has not been a productive loan spell.

Yet, Liverpool are apparently fielding interest from big European leagues. We do wonder how much these teams are willing to offer, however.

This isn’t the same as a year ago. After Grujic spent two years with Herth BSC, Liverpool were right to ask for £20m. He’d played really well, earning praise from all over the place.

But his stock isn’t high right now. If he kicks on and stays in Porto’s XI until the end of the season, perhaps he corrects that. As things are, though, we struggle to see how Liverpool could get their ‘perfect’ offer.

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