The Liverpool transfer committee is known for driving a hard bargain, and in this odd, truncated summer window, they’ll be looking to capitalize on their assets to make up for coronavirus-related losses.
As such, they have made it clear to clubs throughout Europe that the sought after duo of Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic will only leave Anfield with permanent deals — and they won’t come cheap. The club values both players at around £20m, and according to The Echo, they have no plans to budge on this stance.
Wilson and Grujic have both spent much of their Liverpool careers on loan to other teams, and the club is done seeking temporary homes for them.
There have been rumours of Premier League clubs such as Newcastle, Southampton, and Leeds United showing interest in Wilson in recent days, though it remains to be seen if any of them will shell out the cash to land the young Welsh star.
Meanwhile, Grujic has garnered suitors on the continent, but no solid interest from any specific club as of yet, though his two seasons on loan with Hertha Berlin were quite successful.
Keeping Wilson and Grujic on the books for another season is no hardship. Both remain under contract until 2023, so the Reds have the leverage in this situation.