Marko Grujic has the pedigree of a future star, and he could hone his talent at Anfield.
Grujic revealed Tuesday he has spoken to Liverpool representatives, presumably about his future plans and a potential transfer from Red Star Belgrade. Liverpool scouted Grujic on Saturday and contacted the player and/or his representatives following Red Star’s 7-2 win over Cukaricki, according to The Indendent and The Telegraph.
The 19-year-old center midfielder is impressing in his first season as a starter at one of Serbia’s leading clubs. He played a key role last summer in Serbia’s U-20 World Cup-winning team, and his domestic performances this season have thrust him into the transfer market.
Grujic could be one of Liverpool’s transfer targets for the January window, but he wants to remain with his club in Serbia until the end of the season.
“I’ll try to respect the club, the fans and the general public, but again I think that for myself I have to choose the best environment where I get the chance to play and where I work with good coaches in good conditions,” Grujic said, according to the Independent.
“It is certain that I remain here until the end of qualifying for the (UEFA) Champions League. I had a talk with Liverpool, but I did not receive yet any agreement. I’m still a Red Star player.”
The Liverpool Echo and The Telegraph claim Red Star could be willing to sell Grujic for around £5 million ($7.5 million).
Chelsea and AS Roma also are believed to be interested in signing Grujic.
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