Report: Major Juventus signing could spark Marko Grujic exit
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Report: Major Juventus signing could spark Marko Grujic exit

Marko Grujic could exit Liverpool this summer for a move to Italy. That’s if new reports are in any way accurate.

This comes from Fabrizio Romano. He claims Marko Grujic could exit Liverpool for Sassuolo this summer.

The Italians have made contact over the Serbian as they see him as a replacement for Manuel Locatelli. The Euro 2020 winner is strongly linked with Juventus.

If true, Sassuolo would easily have the money for Grujic. A Bola says they’d accept around £11m for him – a fee that should be a fraction of Locatelli’s.

Marko Grujic exit

It makes sense for Grujic to leave Liverpool this summer. He’s been here for five years now but never had a proper shot in the first team.

Instead, Grujic has been with multiple clubs on loan. Cardiff City, Hertha BSC and Porto have all benefitted from him over the last few years.

And Porto liked him enough that they reportedly want him permanently. That A Bola report claims as much, saying that £11m fee would be agreed with Porto.

But Sassuolo’s interest throws a spanner in Porto’s works. O Jogo believes the Portuguese club don’t necessarily have the money right away.

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They’d have to sell players in order to fund a move for Grujic but that comes with no guarantee. Sassuolo, on the other hand, would easily have the money as soon as Locatelli leaves.

Thus if Liverpool want to sell soon – and we imagine ASAP – then they’ll accept that Sassuolo bid. Porto may not even get a proper bid in by the time they’re talking to Grujic.

This should accelerate his exit, then. We’ve written before that Liverpool are almost guaranteed to get their asking price, and that was with just Porto and Hertha in the mix.

Throw in a newly-flush Sassuolo and there’s next to no doubt whatsoever that someone will pay £11m or more for Grujic. He’s too good a player to go for less and is moving right into his prime years.

In fact, we think £11m is far too little for Grujic. If that’s what Liverpool want though, they’ll get it.

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