EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Cardiff City have agreed a deal in principle with Liverpool to re-sign midfielder Marko Grujic on loan, Football Insider sources understands.
Grujic spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff helping them win promotion to the Premier League, scoring one goal in 14 appearances for the Bluebirds.
A number of other clubs have expressed an interest in signing Grujic this summer, but Cardiff have been determined to bring the Serbian international back to the Welsh capital.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Grujic has spoken to Cardiff boss Neil Warnock and informed him he wishes to return to the club for 2018-19 ahead of other interested sides.
Cardiff have been locked in talks with Liverpool since the end of last season over a new loan deal for the 6ft 3in midfielder (source: Transfermarkt) and the two clubs are close to signing the deal off.
Liverpool are willing to let Grujic go out on loan again next season as he is well down the pecking order in Jurgen Klopp’s side and they feel he would benefit from playing regularly in the Premier League next season with Cardiff.