Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are expected to complete the transfer the Serbian Youngster Marko Grujic on or before Monday, Making him the first confirmed signing of Liverpool since the era of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
According to reports from the Daily Star, Marko Grujic’s work permit has been processed and granted by the UK Home Office prior to his proposed £5.1m move from Red Star Belgrade and is ready to undergo a medical at Merseyside this weekend.
We now await an official announcement from the club by the beginning of next week, a deal has been agreed between Liverpool and the player and confirmed by Red star.
The Serbian giants released an official club statement two days before Christmas revealing some of the details about the deal, and also explained that Liverpool had successfully overcome competition from Anderlecht and Stuttgart.
The statement reads “Red Star Belgrade in the last 10 days received three formal offers for the transfer of our player Marko Grujic: from Anderlecht €2m; of Stuttgart €5m; of Liverpool we received an offer worth €7m and 10% of the next transfer.
“All at Red Star sincerely want to see Marko Grujic playing in our uniform for the next 10 years, but the financial situation of our club dictates the adoption of a different decision.
“Marko Grujic should go on to be a player that continues to develop in one of the biggest clubs in the world; the club is probably the dream of every player on the planet. We are convinced, just like the people from Liverpool, Marko Grujic has the quality for a great club and that in England he can make a great career.”
The transfer is just some days away from formal completion, there have been some issues linked to the transfer. Grujic’s passport was seized by his father, who claimed the youngster is not leaving, despite a fee already being agreed.