Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to sign Serbian youngster Marko Grujic after he was granted a work permit, and will officially tie up a deal for him next week, according to reports from The Sun.
The 19-year-old midfielder has been widely tipped to become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing at Anfield for a number of weeks after the club agreed a fee of around £5m with Red Star Belgrade and settled personal terms with the teenager
However, tricky policy in the Premier League left the final hurdle of getting a work permit to make him eligible to play in England, yet reports claim that the young midfielder has been given the green light.
It’s understood that Grijuc will travel to Merseyside next week to make the switch official, albeit he will not be in line to play for Liverpool until at least the summer as he’ll move back to Red Star on loan for the remainder of the season.
An announcement is expected on January 4th (Monday), with the club keen to get Saturday’s crunch game with West Ham out of the way before focusing in transfer dealings.