Fulham have made a bid for former Liverpool midfielder Mark Grujic.
That’s according to Record, who claim that the Cottagers have made a £16m offer to Porto for the Serbian. However, the bid has been rejected.
Gruijc finally left Liverpool on a permanent basis last summer. After a year in Porto on loan, the 26-year-old joined the Portuguese giants for £10.5m
As per BBC Sport, Liverpool included a sell-on fee of 10% to any future transfers. While not a huge amount, should Fulham return for another bid, it’s all money in the coffers.
Nice little earner for Liverpool
It’s a shame that Gruijc was never able to reach the standard needed to play consistently at Liverpool Through his six-and-a-half seasons at the club, he was only a Liverpool player for one-and-a-half of those.
With that in mind, it would be a nice little piece of business if Liverpool could earn a smidge more from his move.
There’s no suggestion currently that Fulham may return with another bid. But it looks as though Liverpool could reasonably expect around £2m on top of the £10m they’ve already banked.
Porto have just sold Fabio Vieira to Arsenal though, and they may be loathe to lose another midfielder.
Grujic hasn’t fully been able to nail down a place in Porto since his move. The Serb only started 10 league games as his team won the league title.
Perhaps he may look to move on in the hope of securing a place in Serbia’s World Cup squad. If he does, he could even come up against The Reds on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.