Wolves should hijack Cardiff’s loan move for Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic

According to the BBC, Cardiff boss┬áNeil Warnock has set a deadline of Friday 20 July for the completion of Marko Grujic’s return to the Welsh side on loan from Liverpool this season.

What’s the story?

Liverpool midfielder Grujic spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff and helped Warnock’s side to second in the table, securing their return to the Premier League.

With the Reds bringing in both Fabinho and Naby Keita this summer, it looks as though the 22-year-old will be shipped out on loan again for the duration of the 2018/19 season.

Having taken Grujic last season, Cardiff are certainly in pole position to capture him again. However, in Warnock’s interview with the BBC he questioned whether the Serbian’s agent was delaying the move to try and get more money elsewhere – opening the door for another club to come in for the 6ft 4in unit.

Marko Grujic in action for Cardiff against Brentford

Hijacking the deal

With this glimmer of hope for other clubs, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo should look at hijacking Cardiff’s deal and bringing Grujic to Molineux.

Having played 13 games in the Championship for Cardiff in the second half of last season, Grujic was included in Serbia’s World Cup squad, although he failed to make an appearance off the bench as they went out in the group stages.

Grujic would be the perfect signing for Wolves and could form a perfect partnership with the more creative Ruben Neves at the heart of the midfield for Santo’s side. He uses his large frame and strength to bully smaller midfielders off the ball and is adept at breaking up opposition attacks, which would allow the Portuguese star to thrive. With five yellow cards in his 13 games at Cardiff though he is also clearly adept at picking up a booking.