It seems that buying Serbian wonderkids is all the rage at Liverpool these days. Who knew?!
French publication L’Equipe reports that we are lining up Partizan Belgrade attacker Andrija Zivkovic to follow Marko Grujic to Anfield, and that we could get him for a fee of around £3.75m.
The 19-year-old can play as a striker or winger – we could do with each of those, although ideally of more concrete pedigree – and has banged in an impressive 12 goals for Partizan this season.
L’Equipe warns that the Reds face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City, as well as Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain for the talented teenager’s signature.
But our signing of Grujic earlier this month could play to our advantage. Should a bidding war erupt, Zivkovic may be swayed by the fact that we already have one of his Serbian pals on our books.
Grujic, also 19, returned to Red Star Belgrade on loan for the rest of this season after completing his £5.1m move – fee reported by The Express – but Zivkovic might be closer to first-team ready.
He holds the record as the youngest player to make his debut for the Serbian senior team – against Japan aged 17 in 2013 – and is also the youngest player to have captained Partizan.
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