This news certainly pricked our ears this morning.
The Marko Grujic transfer saga has run on and on, but the deal is on the verge of completion, with the 19-year-old Serbian currently on Merseyside for a medical and to put the finishing touches on his £5.1m Anfield switch, Sky Sports report.
The same article, and all others about the transfer – have claimed that Grujic will be sent back to parent club Red Star Belgrade as part of the deal and will remain in Serbia until the summer…
However, Serbian outlet Mozzart Sport today claim that Grujic will in fact stay with Liverpool and become immediately available for Jurgen Klopp.
This is because the player’s father, who was previously openly against the switch, has held productive talks with Red Star – who both agree that if Grujic stays in Serbia he could injure himself and ruin the deal. The decision has been made with Red Star 26 points clear at the top of the table, meaning they don’t need their teenage starlet in order to confirm the title.
The report claims that Liverpool are likely to now pay a slightly higher fee.
All news regarding Grujic during the past month has broken first in Serbia and then been republished and rearranged by our larger English outlets, so we should take serious note of this update.
It’s great, exciting news for Liverpool fans, who have been crying out for added vitality and dynamism in centre-midfield. Grujic has talent and potential in bundles, and with our intense run of January fixtures, he could even make his debut this month if the fresh reports are true.