Jurgen Klopp Prepared to Turn Down all Interest for Marko Grujic

Jurgen Klopp is prepared to make a big transfer decision this summer by rejecting concrete interest from ten different clubs for on-loan midfielder Marko Grujic, according to the German outlet BILD.

The Serbian international was Klopp’s first ever signing at Liverpool back in the January transfer window of 2015 for a fee totalling £5.1million, but had struggled to make a mark on the Reds first team since his move from Red Star Belgrade.

Loan spells at Cardiff City last season and subsequently Hertha Berlin this season has since reignited Grujic’s flailing career.

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The promising midfielder has heavily impressed Hertha manager Pal Dardai who has described Grujic as “by far the best midfielder I’ve seen in my time at the club.”

This comes despite the fact that two untimely injuries have restricted the former Red Star Belgrade player to just ten appearances in the Bundesliga this season.

 

The 22-year-old was nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award for December with a statistic emerging early in the month that demonstrated Grujic’s importance to the Berlin-based club.

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The German side currently find themselves in ninth place hoping to mount a challenge for European football during the last few months of the season.

An integral part to The Blue-Whites sustaining their bid to finish in a minimum position of seventh is keeping Grujic fit.

Hertha Berlin are desperate to retain the Serb’s services on a permanent basis and Dardai has suggested director Michael Preetz “will no doubt do everything he can” to keep Grujic at the Olympiastadion Berlin.

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However, BILD report Grujic is unlikely to extend his stay in Germany if Hertha fail to qualify for European football next season.

Furthermore, the article states that Liverpool have no interest in selling one of their prospects which could imply that Klopp could potentially be looking to incorporate Grujic into the Anfield sides first team setup.

 

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