Liverpool will complete their sale of Marko Grujic next week, according to reports. It would bring an end to five years at the club.
This comes from A Bola. They claim Liverpool will finalise the sale of Marko Grujic next week.
It comes after agreeing an £11m fee with FC Porto. That, however, is a compromise – the Reds wanted nearly £15m for the Serbian.
Porto have gotten their way, though, and will almost certainly secure the player next week. Grujic spent last season on loan there, of course, and the Portuguese club were keen to bring him back permanently.
Liverpool to agree Marko Grujic sale
This would bring an end to a five-and-a-half-year stay with Liverpool. Not that Grujic has really been with the Reds over that span.
He agreed a move from Red Star back in January 2016 as Jurgen Klopp’s first signing for Liverpool. Grujic then linked up with the team the following June before playing eight games in his debut season.
But it’s really just been a series of loans since. Grujic has played for Cardiff City, two years with Hertha BSC and another with Porto to get to where he is.
Yes, it’s five years with Liverpool but that amounted to just eight Premier League games and 16 in all competitions. Grujic never really got his chance.
And so he’ll almost certainly move on this summer to finally start a stable career. It’s tough on any player to make a name for themself and develop properly when they’re consistently joining clubs on loan.
Grujic, at 25, firmly deserves a stable environment to work in going forward and it sounds as though Porto will be perfect for that. It’s a shame that it hasn’t worked out at Liverpool, of course, but not every player can make it here.
Hopefully, then, Grujic can still make it at a top European club in Porto.