Jurgen Klopp’s very first transfer upon joining Liverpool, Marko Grujic, looks to be on his way out. The Serbian has never earned a permanent place for himself in Klopp’s set up and has spent the last several seasons out on loan.
Now it seems that the club is ready officially part ways with Grujic this summer. That is, of course, if anyone can match their asking price. FC Porto, where Grujic spent last season, are said to be keen on engineering a permanent move for Grujic. However, they labeled Liverpool’s €17m price tag as “practically impossible” to meet.
Over the last few years, the club has become notorious for completing oddly large deals for unwanted players. Their transfer team might have met its match with Covid, though. Teams are strapped for cash after schedule disruptions and 18-months of empty stadiums.
The transfer window is long and negotiations are just starting. It’s possible that Porto and Liverpool are trying to see who will blink first as the days drag on. Grujic has performed well on loan, so if Porto don’t want to put up the money, he will likely gain other suitors to take their place.
Or its possible that once again Grujic will spend next season doing another loan spell and we’ll do all of this again next summer.