Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, at risk of seeing his development stalled and in need of minutes, is today heading to join Championship promotion hopefuls Cardiff City on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 21-year-old will get the chance to start regularly for Neil Warnock’s side, a ket condition of Liverpool agreeing to send Grujic out and something that blocked him moving to Huddersfield Town or West Ham.
Both Premier League sides were interested in taking Grujic on for the remainder of the season but were unable to commit to giving him first choice minutes, at which point Liverpool began looking to the Championship.
Relegation favourites Sunderland had, for a time, seemed favourites to land him, but Cardiff make make for a far more appealing destination given they are promotion hopefulls sat third in the table.
They are unlikely to catch Wolves, twelves points aheads at the top of the Championship, but seem safe bets to at the very least head to the promotion playoffs at the end of the season.
Grujic has made six total first team appearances for Liverpool this season but outside of his League Cup start has managed only 19 minutes of action. He needed more and will now get that at Cardiff.