Liverpool are set to snub all offers for Marko Grujic this summer as they anticipate his value will rocket over the next 12 months, Football Insider understands.
The 22-year-old central midfielder has made a big impact during his season on loan at Hertha Berlin and has spoken of his eagerness to return to the Bundesliga club next campaign.
A source with knowledge of Grujic’s situation has told Football Insider that manager Jurgen Klopp is in no hurry to dispense with Grujic even though he does not think he is ready to be reintegrated into the first team squad.
But Liverpool still have big hopes for the 6ft 3in powerhouse, and sporting director Michael Edwards is convinced his value will soar from the £20million-plus mark to £40million if he plays regularly in a top league in the next year.
Grujic is set to be loaned out again next season, with the likelihood that he will return to Hertha Berlin, although there is also interest from other Bundesliga clubs as well as some in the Premier League.
The midfielder has only featured 14 times for Liverpool since becoming Jurgen Klopp’s first signing for the club back in January 2016 for a fee of £5.1million.
He was hailed by recently-sacked Hertha manager Pal Dardai, who has been at the club for 22 years, as “by far the best midfielder I’ve seen in my time at the club.”
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