Marko Grujic could join the Bundesliga side, Hertha Berlin on a permanent basis following stellar loan seasons with the outfit.
This is because his parent club, Liverpool are preparing to negotiate his departure this summer. The midfielder according to reports has been attracting interest in both Germany and the Premier League.
Grudjic joined the Reds as 19-year-old in 2016 and he has played just 14 times for them. Grujic, who is also the first signing of Jurgen Klopp‘s reign has experienced four loan spells since his arrival. He has played for Red Star Belgrade, Cardiff, and Hertha Berlin.
He made 54 appearances for the Bundesliga club. He scored nine goals and set up another three throughout the two seasons.
He has now returned to pre-season training with Liverpool in Austria. However, Jurgen Klopp seemed not to have him in his game plan anymore. Goal reports that the club is “finally set to let him go permanently this summer.”
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Meanwhile, the £20 million value placed on him may prove hard to reach. This is following the financial situations of clubs due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports from Germany says Hertha is interested in making his Marko Grujic’s stay permanent. However, the stumbling block could be Liverpool’s demands as they might not sanction another loan move. This is because of the number of clubs interested in him.
Other Bundesliga clubs interested in Grujic include Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach, and Werder Bremen. Italian Serie A’s Atalanta seemed to bee keen on the player as well after making inquiries.
Premier League sides, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have also made contact with the midfielder’s agent.
Suitors could get to see the midfielder in action if Klopp decides to give him some minutes in the Reds’ first pre-season friendly against Stuttgart today. It might also be the last time he will be seen in a Liverpool kit.
The club is looking to see him settle elsewhere. We will see how discussions about him shape up in the coming days.