Liverpool are going to have to raise significant transfer funds this summer. The Reds have a number of different signings they need to make and they’ll cost money. As a result Michael Edwards is busy flogging all the fringe players he can. According to a report, Sporting have contacted Marko Grujic about a transfer.
Liverpool players being sold
Michael Edwards has always operated on a sell-to-buy budget when in control of the Reds’ transfer business.
Last summer the sporting director wasn’t able to sell many players due to the financial impact of the pandemic.
The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi were tipped for moves last summer but buying clubs couldn’t meet the Reds’ asking price.
As a result the duo are expected to move on this year.
Furthermore, Harry Wilson is likely to be given a permanent move following a string of loan moves.
Meanwhile Neco Williams and Nat Phillips are believed to be moving in pursuit of first team football.
Sporting contact Marko Grujic
This summer Liverpool expect to sell Marko Grujic.
The Serbian has been sent on a string of loan moves since his arrival from Red Star Belgrade.
He spent last term on loan at Porto and impressed in the second half of the season, the Portuguese side are thought to be keen on signing him permanently.
However, they may face competition from the side who beat them to the title.
According to the Transfer Window Podcast, Sporting ‘have contacted’ Marko Grujic to sound out a possible move.
However, the Portuguese champions are believed to be unwilling to pay Liverpool’s £17m asking price.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool won’t get £17m for Marko Grujic.
However, it’s encouraging that competition for the 25-year-old’s signature is hotting up.
The Reds need to squeeze the buyer for every penny, having multiple interested parties will help in that regard.