1 Jan 2016

Anfield-bound: 'Excellent' €7m powerhouse flying-in to sign for Liverpool. Offer 'accepted'. Confirmation Monday

Last week, Red Star Belgrade publicly confirmed they'd 'accepted' Liverpool's offer for Marko Grucic, and new reports today suggest that a deal for the 'excellent' Serbian midfielder will be confirmed in a couple of days.

The story so far:

Dec 22: The Liverpool Echo claimed that 19-year old Grujic has 'agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool, who will pay a €7m (£5m) transfer fee'.

Dec 23: A statement on Red Star's website seemingly confirmed the deal: "The board accepted the offer from Liverpool to pay the money immediately and the player to stay at Red Star until July 2016".

According to multiple reports over the last 24 hours:

* Grucic has been granted a work permit, and he is 'expected to fly in over the weekend to complete a medical'.

* He will become the Jurgen Klopp's first signing, and Liverpool will officially confirm the deal 'on Monday'.

It'll be another eight or nine months before fans will be able to see Grucic play for Liverpool, so it's hard to get excited about this deal.

Hopefully, this will not be Klopp's only signing of the January transfer window. As recent games show, the club is still struggling to score goals, and in that regard, it's a mistake to rely on Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Can, Milner, Origi, and Ibe for the rest of the season.

Author: Jaimie K


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