Grujic rejects loan move to Middlesbrough, fans react

Middlesbrough are set for a couple of tense weeks as manager Tony Pulis attempts to carry out some late transfer business.

The Championship outfit’s main aim will be to push for promotion to the Premier League this season, but they have lost some key players.

Patrick Bamford, Adama Traore and Ben Gibson have all moved on, and in terms of incomings, it is only Aden Flint, Paddy McNair and Jordan Hugill.

It has been widely reported that Boro are on the hunt for a new midfielder, but according to the London Evening Standard, one of Pulis’s top targets Marko Grujic has turned down a loan deal.

The Serbian midfielder plies his trade at Liverpool, and despite failing to earn regular game time at Anfield, he has reportedly rejected both Boro and Cardiff City.

This means that Pulis will have to back to the drawing board, but the loan market shuts in just over two weeks’ time.

On Twitter, Boro fans have given split opinions on Grujic’s apparent snub.