Liverpool’s imminent deal to sign Red Star Belgrade starlet Marko Grujic could well be off, a recent report has suggested. Grujic’s father is supposedly against his son joining the Premier League giants and it seems as if he is prepared to go to any distance to stop his son from signing for the Reds.
Speaking to Serbian newspaper Blic, Goran Grujic, the father of Marko Grujic, said, “You see, we chatted with people from Udinese, they inquired and then came representatives from Anderlecht. But there were stories about the sale. They wanted to see what’s Marko personality, how he thinks. Then came the story with Liverpool.”
Going on to establish his point, he added, “The passports are with me, and I claim that Marko is not going anywhere. He became champion of the world, is on track to win the title with the red-and-whites, it is logical that his price next year will be even bigger. But many people are in a hurry to collect the transfer.”
Marko’s father Goran then went on to speak against Red Star Belgrade General Secretary, Zvezdan Terzić and also notify the world about exactly why he doesn’t want his son to make the move to England.
“I know that the coach Miodrag Bozovic respects my child, and I’ve openly said that Zvezdan Terzic should leave the kid alone. Children disappear in Premier League.” Grujic said.
After all this, it would be fair to say that Senior Grujic does have a point. Too many youngsters have moved to big clubs in the Premier League only to fade away into nothingness.
The player’s father then went on to recall the names of Serbian players who went to the Premier League and flopped, simply because they did not get enough playing time. Liverpool man Lazar Markovic was one of the names on the list and by now, we football fans would have to accept the point that this loving father is trying to make.
This comes as a shock to Klopp and Liverpool fans as the club is trying to beat Manchester United and Chelsea in the transfer race.