Red Star Boss Confirms Marko Grujic on the Verge of Liverpool Move

Liverpool may have been humiliated during a dour performance against newly promoted Watford FC on Sunday, but there’s good news on the horizon for Reds fans with Red Star Belgrade general manager Zvezdan Terzic confirming that highly rated youngster Marko Grujic is set to complete his long rumoured move to Merseyside when the transfer window opens in January.

“We will in the next three days sign a contract with Liverpool. It was a record transfer,” he said, speaking to Radio Television of Republika Serbia. “Marko Grujic will sign a five-year contract with Liverpool where he will have a million and 200 thousand euros annual net income, which means that he will have six million from Liverpool,” continued the general manager before saying that he’ll be handed Steven Gerrard’s vacant shirt. “He’ll get eight on the back.”

Various media outlets have been reporting for quite some time that the deal is done, but with the terms of the £5mil deal leaking out, it appears that it’s actually heading towards a conclusion with the 19-year old set to remain in Serbia until the end of the season. It’s expected that Grujic will fly to Merseyside in the coming days to complete a medical ahead of putting pen to paper — even if he’s still telling journalists that nothing has been agreed.

“I find it strange that foreign media convey information that it’s already completed and I was set for medical examinations, the only truth is that I am on vacation,” he told Mondo. “I read in the paper that I had signed and it’s all finalised, that’s interesting… because even I did not know,” he continued, but refused clarify further. “I’m not ruling out the possibility that it happens, but I’m not saying if I’m on the brink of signing.”

3 thoughts on “Red Star Boss Confirms Marko Grujic on the Verge of Liverpool Move

  • December 22, 2015 at 5:25 am

    We need players that will make an impact in the second half of the season .First of all we need a new goal keeper . Bogdan is not good enough as cover for Mignolet or indeed for any goal keeper who can be brought in to replace Mignolet .

    Klopp can make some bold decisions by bringing in two central defenders and letting Sakho go as his services are required in Italy . Bring in two midfielders to replace Lucas who can be sold in the January window because he is responsible for too may fouls and is just not methodical in how he plays and Can who is still learning and is not ready to own a position in the center of midfield . He is losing too much of the ball to the opponents creating opportunities for counter attacks by opposing players .

    Finally bring in a sharp , mobile striker with a prolific goal scoring rate immediately . We need a striker who fits into the Liverpool style of play and we can sell Benteke in this January window .

  • December 22, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Good signing but now let’s get Joel Matip from Schalke on a pre-contract at CB…………….strengthening our spine.

  • December 22, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Trust in Klopp………he spent only £130m in 7 seasons at Dortmund winning 6 trophies, net spend of £40m and his CL final team in 2013 cost only £28m to put together.

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