Liverpool set to sign Marko Grujic after agreeing £5.1m deal
Red Star Belgrade has declared they have accepted a £5.1m offer from Liverpool for their 19-yrs-old midfielder Marko Grujic.
Grujic has been the subject of various offers from the Belgian club Anderlecht, the German side Stuttgart and the Premier League club.
But Red Star have confirmed in a statement on their website that a deal has been struck with Liverpool, with Grujic to stay in Belgrade on loan until the end of the season.
Red Star said in an official statement: “The board considered the offer and unanimously accepted the offer of the English giants. Liverpool will pay the money immediately, and the player would stay in Red Star until 01/07/2016.”
Though Liverpool have not confirmed the transfer, but the deal is expected to go through in January.
Grujic’s father raised his voice against the Red Star Belgrade by saying my son had been pressured by the club to do the deal because of financial problems at Red Star and the statement confirmed they had sold reluctantly.
“Everyone at Red Star wanted Marko Grujic to play here for 10 years, but the financial situation of the club dictates a different decision,” the statement read.
“We wanted to respect the desire of the player’s father to stay until next summer and we agreed to pay Liverpool for a loan of six months. Income from the transfer solves most of its financial problems.”
Red Star are also entitled to 10 per cent of any fee from a future transfer.