Sources: Liverpool confident of £20m+ fee for first Klopp signing after quit plans confirmed
Liverpool are confident of securing a £20million-plus fee for Marko Grujic if Jurgen Klopp gives the green light for him to be sold, Football Insider understands.
The 22-year-old central midfielder recently revealed in an interview with Bild he would “love” to rejoin his loan club Hertha Berlin in the summer, possibly on a permanent deal.
A source close to the player has told Football Insider Klopp will make a decision at the end of the season on whether to reintegrate Grujic into the senior squad, loan him out again or sell him permanently.
At this stage, it is likely Liverpool will look to cash in on the 6ft 3in powerhouse, who 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.
The source explained the Merseysiders are confident of securing a fee of over £20million for a player who has made a huge contribution at Hertha and been hailed by their 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.”
Grujic is also eager to settle down permanently at the Bundesliga outfit.
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Asked by Bild if his time at Hertha would be over at the end of the season, Grujic said: “I hope not. Because I feel very comfortable in Berlin. Hertha gave me the great opportunity to play in the Bundesliga.
“I’m still pretty young, for me this time at Hertha – with the exception of injuries – has been brilliant so far to show my qualities.
“Ultimately, it’s not up to me. But if I could choose myself, I would stay with Hertha for another year, or maybe even two years, to make a very good name for myself by improving all my qualities. And that’s only possible if you play in every game.”
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