Marko Grujic would be happy to complete a permanent move to Hertha Berlin as Jurgen Klopp is set to make a final decision on the future of the Liverpool midfielder after pre-season, according to reports.
Grujic has been a Liverpool player since the early days of Klopp’s reign as manager. However, he has not had many first team opportunities, and has spent the past two seasons on loan in Berlin.
The Bundesliga club would like to keep Grujic for a third season. However, they would probably have to negotiate a permanent transfer now, rather than another loan.
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According to Bild (via Sport Witness), Grujic has a “dream” of returning to Hertha if he does not have a future at Liverpool. But that’s up to Klopp to decide.
The Liverpool boss wants to watch Grujic more closely in pre-season training this summer. The midfielder took part in their first session in Austria, wearing the number six training shirt.
Bild reveal that Grujic is looking for regular gametime next season. If he cannot get it at Anfield, he wants to return to Hertha.
In fact, he has already bought a property in Berlin and has learned German after spending the past two years there.
Klopp has always been a fan of Grujic, though, and still wants one last chance to see if he can impress in training with Liverpool. Likewise, the midfielder admitted in May that he can still picture himself fitting in at Anfield.
Therefore, Klopp will give Grujic a chance to show his worth in pre-season. However, if by the end of it, a move feels like the best scenario, then the Serbian midfielder knows where he wants to go next.
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Hertha would have to start negotiating over a transfer fee for the 24-year-old, who is still under contract until 2023. Recent reports suggested Liverpool might not be able to command the fee they want for him.