Liverpool will allow Marko Grujic to leave this summer and have put a tempting fee on his head, according to a report.
Grujic has been a Liverpool player since the early days of Jurgen Klopp’s reign. However, he has not had many first-team opportunities, and has spent the past two seasons on loan in Berlin.
The Bundesliga club would like to keep Grujic for a third season. However, they would probably have to negotiate a permanent transfer now, rather than another loan.
According to reports earlier this week, Grujic has a “dream” of returning to Hertha if he does not have a future at Liverpool.
However, Goal has now claimed Liverpool have in fact decided to cash in on the Serbian.
Furthermore, they claim the Reds have informed potential suitors that Grujic will cost £20m if they want to sign him.
The modest fee put on his head appears to have attracted a number of suitors.
In fact, five other sides after loan club Hertha Berlin have all registered their interest.
As per the report, Bundesliga sides Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Monchengladbach are keen on Grujic. Progressive Serie A side Atlaanta are also keen. There is also interest from the Premier League in the shape of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
Grujic has just 14 appearances for Liverpool under his belt. But he is set for what could be a farewell appearance for the Reds in Saturday’s friendly against Stuttgart.
Koeman ready to make Wijnaldum move
Grujic might not be the only Liverpool midfielder to leave this summer.
According to a report, Georginio Wijnaldum will put contract talks with the Reds on hold and wait it out in the hope that Barcelona try to sign him.
The midfielder has entered the final year of the Anfield deal, having become an unmissable part of Jurgen Klopp‘s team.
Indeed, the 29-year-old has backed up his workman-like attributes with crucial goals in games, including three in Champions League semi-final ties.
Reports on Wednesday claimed that new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign his fellow Dutchman. The pair have a strong relationship after working together for the Netherlands.
According to Sport (via Sport Witness), such interest has sparked Wijnaldum into life. The midfielder is now keen to put a stop to any talks with Anfield chiefs in the hope of reuniting with Koeman at Camp Nou.
Due to his age, Wijnaldum would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona in January if his contractual situation did not change before then.