A lot of talk has been made this summer about the departure of Gini Wijnaldum from Liverpool, with the veteran taking not just his technical and tactical qualities to Paris Saint-Germain but also the nearly 5,000 minutes he played in each of the past four seasons.
If there was ever any question as to whether 25-year-old Marko Grujic might be the man to take on at least some of them given he’s already on the books, recent rumblings that FC Porto want to sign him permanently have seemed to signal that won’t be the case.
Now, at least according to Football Insider, we’re the past rumblings stage with Porto actively negotiating with Liverpool and the Reds signalling they would be content to allow the Serbian to depart if the Portuguese club meet their £15M asking price for the player.
Grujic is one of the fringe players Liverpool a reportedly hoping to sell to raise funds this summer, but then that was the hope last summer as well—and last summer ended with Grujic as well as the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson, and Divock Origi at the club.
Meanwhile, recent reports out of Portugal have suggested Porto could look to send a promising youngster to Liverpool in exchange for the more experienced Grujic, which may suggest that even £15M could prove too high a fee for them in the current market.