Sunday, August 1, 2021

Liverpool agree Grujic sale with Porto, Awoniyi to join Union Berlin

Liverpool are reportedly set to receive a total of £17 million for the services of Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi.

As reported by Neil Jones of Goal.com, the Merseysiders have agreed to sell Grujic to FC Porto for £10.5m. The Serbian midfielder was the club’s first signing under Jurgen Klopp as the manager back in January 2016, but he hasn’t been able to earn a spot in the squad since. He returned to Red Star Belgrade on loan straight away and later had temporary spells with Cardiff City, Hertha Berlin and Porto. The 25-year-old will now join the latter on a permanent deal, despite reported interest from Germany and Italy.

Meanwhile, Awoniyi became a Liverpool player six months before Grujic, arriving from the Imperial Academy in Nigeria. However, he struggled for a long time to secure a work permit in England and was therefore forced to go on numerous loans, never making a single competitive appearance for the Reds. The issue has now been reportedly resolved, but there is still no place for the 23-year-old forward in Klopp’s plans, and the club need funds for incoming deals. He is on his way to Union Berlin, with the German side set to pay £6.5m for his services.

Liverpool will get 10% of any future sale involving either player.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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