Liverpool are open to selling midfielder Marko Grujic for €14.5m (£13m) this summer, according to reports in the German media.
The Serbian international’s original asking price was €20m (£18m) but the financial impact of the global health crisis means the Reds are willing to offload him for a lower amount.
Supporters on Twitter think selling Grujic could be a mistake:
Surely we can get 20 mil
After all we made bournemouth pay 20 mil for solanke
— Rizwan (@R13_DC) July 21, 2020
Just remember their was a global pandemic probably why we have dropped his asking price
— Ben (@BenFT_) July 21, 2020
Think it's a mistake to sell him. I rate him a lot and think he can do a job for us.
— An Unbearable LFC Fan 🐈💔🌈 (@ukboffin1) July 21, 2020
We shouldn’t sell him. I think he can do a job and actually rate him.
— Michael Aves (@Mikeyaves) July 21, 2020
Keep him. Always great in preseason. Then we loan him out for some reason, and he does great there too.
— Mark (@_MarkL33) July 21, 2020
The least we should get for him is 17mil
— Hik (@hilariousmAth) July 21, 2020
13m bit low isn’t it.. I would rather keep him and give him the chance 🤷♂️
— Mike Newell (@MikeNew1106) July 21, 2020
Really hope we keep him, looked amazing during pre season and has been great in the bundesliga. Deserves a chance to prove himself
— TayDzn (@OwenTay_) July 21, 2020
This guy is an ohk player. Lets give him a chance
— traumatized opuro (@BPlatini) July 21, 2020
May as well keep him 🙄
— dan t (@danyoung91) July 22, 2020
Hertha Berlin would be the favourites to sign the 24-year-old after he spent the best part of two years on loan with the Bundesliga club, but it remains to be seen whether they will come in with an offer to sign him on a permanent basis.
However, Liverpool could opt to keep Grujic in order to allow his value to rebound next year. At this stage, you wouldn’t rule out the Serbian going out on a temporary basis for a third successive season if a team offers a satisfactory loan fee for the player.