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Report: Liverpool to sell player for over double what Edwards paid for him for five years ago

Liverpool are close to selling Marko Grujic to FC Porto for a reported fee of £10.5m.

According to BBC Sport, the Serbian international will make a permanent switch to the Portuguese giants in the coming days.

Liverpool have also negotiated a 10% sell-on clause for the 25-year-old midfielder.

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As well as Grujic, Liverpool have agreed to sell Nigerian attacker Taiwo Awoniyi to Bundesliga side Union Berlin for £6.5m as per BBC Sport.

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The former Red Star Belgrade star was Jurgen Klopp’s first-ever signing as Liverpool manager.

Yet despite impressing at the likes of Hertha Berlin and Porto on loan, the Grujic will leave Merseyside without establishing himself as a first-team player.

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Indeed, the Serb will be another example of sporting director Michael Edwards selling on a player for profit.

As per BBC Sport, Grujic joined Liverpool five years ago in 2016 for a fee of £5.1m. The Reds now stand to make well over double what they paid for the midfielder in 2016.

Following the departures of Grujic and Awoniyi, Liverpool are set to sell a good number of fringe players this summer.

According to the Athletic, the Reds are keen to offload Harry Wilson, Loris Karius and Sheyi Ojo, with Divock Origi and Nat Phillips also open to offers. Neco Williams could also be sold.

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