Thursday, July 18, 2019

Markovic collapsed Anderlecht move not about money

After spending the second half of 2017/18 season on loan at Anderlecht, Liverpool’s out-of-favor winger Lazar Marković was set to make a permanent move to the Belgian side at the very end of this summer’s transfer window. The two clubs had agreed a deal worth £2.9million for the occasional Serbia international, only for the move to collapse due to the player and the club being unable to reach an agreement on personal terms.

Marković is now back at Liverpool, but his chances of making the squad for any kind of competitive games are practically non-existent. He is now widely considered as one of Liverpool’s biggest flops in recent times as he, apart from a decent first season in a wing-back role, has failed to justify the reported transfer fee of around £20million that saw him arrive from Benfica in 2014.

Anderlecht manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck said the club did everything they could to convince the Serb to join them and pointed at Marković himself as the reason for the collapse. Marković, however, took to Twitter on Monday to thank Anderlecht for their effort and to explain that his apparent change of heart wasn’t about the money.

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 four different football blogs.

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