Marko Grujic‘s agent, Fali Ramadani, has stated Liverpool “want to keep” his client at Anfield until at least January, ruling out a summer transfer back to Hertha Berlin.
Grujic has spent the last two years on loan at Hertha and ended the season strongly after initially losing his place in the side because of a carousel of managers in Berlin.
But in spite of the interest in keeping him at the Olympiastadion, the club have been unable to seal a deal, and amid speculation of a transfer elsewhere, Grujic has stayed with Liverpool.
With less than a month to go until the end of the transfer market, the Serbian is still training with the senior team at Melwood and was in the matchday roster for the Community Shield loss to Arsenal.
Eintracht Frankfurt, Aston Villa, Atalanta, Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach have all been credited with interest along with Hertha, but now any club could be made to wait until at least January to seal a move.
That is according to Grujic’s representative, with Ramadani telling German outlet kicker that Liverpool “want to keep” their No. 16.
“Liverpool want to keep Marko,” Fali explained. “That could change in January at the earliest.”
This may be a sensible decision, as with Marko contracted to the club until 2023, there is no real rush to sell the player aside from raising funds.
He could be particularly useful over the next three-and-a-half months, with the club set for a League Cup clash with either Lincoln or Bradford on September 23, while the next two rounds will also be played this year.