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Report: Bundesliga outfit want to sign £5.1m Liverpool maestro Marko Grujic

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Report: Bundesliga outfit want to sign £5.1m Liverpool maestro Marko Grujic

Marko Grujic is wanted by another Bundesliga side next season.

Eintracht Frankfurt are considering a move to sign surplus Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic during the summer, according to German news outlet FNP.

Grujic signed for the Reds from Red Star Belgrade in 2016 and the £5.1 million capture was Jurgen Klopp’s first at Liverpool.

He has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin and looks set to be permanently offloaded during the summer.

Liverpool will want to raise funds for two or three stellar recruits of their own and cashing in on Grujic looks sensible.

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Since arriving in 2016 he has played just 14 games for Liverpool and will be viewed as a transfer that just didn’t quite happen.

A report by the Express has claimed that Liverpool could raise around £25 million for the Serbian performer given his performance level in the Bundesliga.

If the Reds can get anywhere close to that valuation for Grujic it would have to be deemed as another masterclass by sporting director Michael Edwards.

Although he has done alright out on loan in Germany, it’s hard to justify Liverpool valuing him at just under £20 million more than what they paid for him.

 

In two seasons in the German capital Grujic has played 45 times, scoring eight goals and claiming three assists.

Frankfurt are currently 12th in the Bundesliga one place above Grujic’s current side on goal difference.

Staying in Germany does seem like a sensible option for the 23-year-old given that he knows the league inside out.

Funds

Liverpool are hopeful of landing stellar players such as Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the summer.

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If they can raise some of the funds for those big-money players by offloading the likes of Grujic it’d be ideal.

Liverpool have been masterful in the transfer market in recent seasons and with Edwards overseeing things they have certainly been savvy.

Klopp looks willing to write Grujic off as a bad recruit and selling him looks like the best move for all parties.

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