TRANSFER TALK: Marko Grujic set to join Liverpool
Liverpool have landed their first signing of the January Transfer Window. Marko Grujic.
WHO IS MARKO GRUJIC?
Well, Marko is a 19 year old Serbian midfielder. During his international career, he’s been a part of the Serbian squads at various age levels, since he was playing for the under 16s side. Just last year, he helped Serbia win the Under 20’s FIFA World Cup. Not bad for a 19 year old huh? Winning the World Cup, even if it isn’t the most senior age level of the competition. That’s still impressive.
The club Marko has represented has been the same since he was a youth player… Red Star Belgrade. He has also had a short loan spell at another Serbian club – Kolubara. But technically, he was still a Red Star Belgrade player during his loan spell.
Many of his coworkers praise the youngster, with the Under 20s Coach Zeljko Paunovic (who managed Grujic to a World Cup Final victory) saying good things about his versatility in attacking.
“He is a good lad with great mentality. He’s not a born leader, but he’s not afraid to play big games.
I think he is much more than a regular playmaker or attacking midfielder. He would be better suited as a winger or behind the striker.
I think that he should play on the flanks and closer to goal.”
Grujic is in Merseyside right now, for a medical by our club and to wrap up the details of his contract with a final signature to make him a Liverpool player. He will however, shortly be returning back to his home country to do as Divock Origi did before he started to play for Liverpool… a final season with his old club on a loan spell. We likely won’t see Grujic play in a Liverpool shirt until the 2016-2017 season starts. He will be loaned out until this season ends. Assuming his medical assessment goes well and he passes it, Liverpool will have finalised the deal and paid the £5.1 Million transfer fee to Red Star Belgrade, making him one of our squad by the end of the day.
We’ll have lots more transfer news for you, this month. So keep your eyes on our website and you’ll know what’s going on with Liverpool in the transfer market.
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[written by] Stuart Drewery.
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