Klopp to meet with Bundesliga chief to discuss €40m midfielder deal

Date published: Thursday 16th May 2019 9:25

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will meet with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin to discuss a permanent deal for Marko Grujic, it is claimed.

The 23-year-old Liverpool signed a new contract with Liverpool and immediately joined the Bundesliga side on a season-long loan last summer.

The Serbia international has found a home in Berlin and become a regular for Pal Dardai’s side, making 21 Bundesliga appearances and scoring five times in the league, despite enduring ankle problems.

Recently, Grujic admitted that he is not planning to return to Liverpool and is loving his time at Hertha Berlin, encouraging the Bundesliga side to make a summer offer.

Reports have suggested though Hertha are not the only club keen on Grujic, as Atletico are considering him as a replacement for £60million Man City target Rodri.

However, Hertha are still determined to win the race, and Bild quote Hertha’s sport director Michael Preetz as saying: “After the champion fight in England is over, I’ll now call Jurgen Klopp.”

The Merseysiders, however, are believed to value the player at a whopping €40million (£34.6m), which would make him the fifth-most expensive sale in the club’s history – just ahead of former striker Christian Benteke (£32m).

As SportWitness note, Eintracht Frankfurt is a possible destination for Grujic, as his agent already has four players at the club – who could yet qualify for next season’s Champions League.


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