Reports from some of UK’s leading newspapers have claimed that Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic. The 19-year-old prospect looks all set to become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager.
The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, The Guardian and ESPN have all reported that Liverpool FC Managing Director Ian Ayre has flown out to seal the deal for the talented Red Star Belgrade player. The player himself has also waded into the matter last week when he refused to rule out a move away from the Serbian SuperLiga.
Grujic said, “I’ll try to respect the club, the fans and the general public, but again I think that for myself I have to choose the best environment where I get the chance to play and where I work with good coaches in good conditions.”
The player who has scored five and assisted six goals in 22 appearances this season went on to confirm the identity of the club that he was moving to and the terms of the deal.
“It is certain that I remain here until the end of qualifying for the Champions League. I had a talk with Liverpool but I did not receive yet any agreement. I’m still a Red Star player” said the player.
A 5m pound offer is expected to be enough to make the transfer happen, but as confirmed by the player himself, Grujic will be sent back on loan to the Serbian side for the rest of the season.