Three reasons Newcastle should hijack Brighton’s bid to sign Marko Grujic

According to reports in the Liverpool Echo on December 15, Brighton and Hove Albion are one of the clubs interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on loan during the January transfer window.

The Liverpool Echo says that the Seagulls, along with Championship high-flyers Aston Villa, are keen to bring the 21-year-old in until the end of the season with the Serbian struggling for game time so far this term.

The report adds that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is considering sending the midfielder out on loan in the New Year, but the German wants him to continue his development in the English game and is unwilling to let him join a club from abroad after Galatasaray registered their interest in the former Red Star Belgrade man.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s freefall down the Premier League table continued as their 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday saw them drop into the relegation zone, and they have now taken just one point from the last 27 available in the top flight.

Magpies manager Rafa Benitez will already be looking at transfer targets he could add to his struggling squad next month, and bringing Grujic to St James’ Park could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Newcastle should hijack Brighton’s bid to sign the 21-year-old…