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Liverpool: Marko Grujic’s big-money sale could be another Edwards masterstroke

Liverpool: Marko Grujic’s big-money sale could be another Edwards masterstroke

Over the years, what has separated Liverpool from the other big-spenders in the Premier League is their net spent.

Granted, they signed Virgil van Dijk for £75 million and shelled out £67 million for Alisson but that was possible because they received close to £142 million for Philippe Coutinho.

Indeed, Michael Edwards’ shrewd business skills have been highlighted recently and his reputation’s sure to grow over the summer. While Liverpool must be planning on making some big signings, their Sporting Director is planning on how to balance out the profits.

His latest plan seems to be using interest Marko Grujic to extort a big transfer fee.

The Serbian midfielder’s enjoyed a commendable loan campaign with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, putting in dominant performances from the middle, helping them win games. As a result, he’s reportedly attracted attention from all around and Atletico Madrid are especially interested in his services for next season.

For Liverpool, Grujic is just surplus to requirement. He’s no longer needed, despite his loan heroics and doesn’t fit into Jurgen Klopp’s style at all. As a result, Edwards is clearly aiming to make some profit. The 23-year-old was signed for only £6.3 million in 2016, but according to reports (via ESPN) late last month, Liverpool are demanding £34.7 million from Atletico for his services.

Wow. That’s a lot of money.

While this may seem crazy to some, he might actually get his way. Diego Simeone’s side are seemingly desperate for strong midfielders with some of their own possibly moving out next season. The Reds could end up making five times the profit for Grujic and leave Edwards a delighted man afterwards.

Liverpool fans, would you be happy to inherit a big fee for Grujic? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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