Liverpool defensive midfielder Marko Grujic is reportedly the subject of ‘significant’ interest from clubs in Italy and Germany ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to The Liverpool Echo, clubs in the Serie A and the Bundesliga have been impressed by his performances at Porto this season and are now preparing to swoop for him at the end of the season.
The report claims Liverpool have not made a firm decision over his future and value the Serbian international at over £20m.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Liverpool are said to be happy with Grujic’s development at Porto, with the report stating that it has put him in a position to become an asset this summer – hence the apparent interest from Italy and Germany. However, his performance data on paper for Porto does not suggest that is the case. Grujic has only started four games for Porto this season in Liga Nos, with 12 substitute appearances, and has averaged a dismal WhoScored rating of 6.48 for the Portuguese giants.
This suggests that he has struggled at Porto and not been able to show the best of his abilities. Not only has he not been able to receive regular minutes on the pitch, but he has also performed poorly when given a chance as shown by that 6.48 WhoScored rating in Liga Nos. In the Champions League, Grujic has averaged a lower score of 6.42 across seven appearances.
If he is the subject of significant interest from clubs in Europe, Liverpool should be looking to cash in on Grujic. He has not shown enough at Porto this season to suggest he could make a difference at Anfield, given that he has not even managed to become a regular starter in Portugual, so selling him on for £20m+ this summer could be a smart move by the club.
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