Liverpool are looking to offload some of their more forgotten senior players and have listed Marko Grujic as part of their surplus load.
Rhian Brewster and Harry Wilson are also part of the list, with neither making any impact for the Reds in the Premier League. Similarly, Grujic looks to be headed for the exit after multiple loan moves failed to help him breakthrough into the Liverpool first team.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath has reported that West Ham and Southampton are both keen on the Serbian and could make a move before the transfer window closes.
Given the fact that Grujic has spent the last two years on loan with Hertha Berlin, Liverpool are confident of landing a good deal for him. A recent report outlined that Michael Edwards could be on the brink of another masterstroke. The Reds are hoping to cash in on Grujic and the other fringe duo for a handsome amount of £50million.
Sheffield United have already shook on a deal for Brewster and have agreed a fee of £23.5million for the young forward (via BBC Sport). This means that should Edwards split the remainder of his desired amount directly down the middle, he could bank £13.25million through the sale of Grujic. A nice profit considering the club signed him for the small fee of £5.1million back in 2016.
The midfielder’s recent performances in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City and Arsenal were his first senior appearances since 2017. Since his arrival four years ago, Grujic has also managed to feature in 16 senior matches for the Reds, playing a total of 507 minutes. That’s a breakdown of 32 minutes per game every time he has been named as part of the squad (via Transfermarkt).
Despite his numerous loan moves to the likes of Hertha Berlin and Cardiff City, the Serbian hasn’t managed to cement himself into Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning side. A sale will help balance Liverpool’s books from their healthy transfer window and also allow Grujic to re-establish himself and become a first team starter.
After securing impressive sales for the likes of Christian Benteke (£27million), Philippe Coutinho (£142million) and Ki-Jana Hoever (£9million), Edwards continues to show why he is one of Klopp’s most important club assets.
Should he get the deal over the line for Grujic at an amount such as £13.25m, he will bank the club an impressive £31.6million profit. With Brewster arriving from the Chelsea academy for free, his sale will be nothing but money in the green. Offloading the trio for Edwards’ predicted £50million will make back the cash they spent on Diogo Jota, and then some.