Liverpool have told Atletico Madrid that they will need to pay approximately €40million (£34.7m) if they want to push through a deal for Klop flop Marko Grujić.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been subject to an enquiry by the Spanish outfit following his impressive loan spell at Bundesliga outfit Hertha BSC this season and if reports are to be believed, Liverpool are looking for a fee of around £35million for his services.
Manchester City are interested in Atletico midfielder Rodri and the suggestions are that they are looking at triggering his €70million (£60.7m) release clause in the summer hence why Atletico are currently doing some ground work regarding a possible replacement.
Hertha boss Pal Dardai recently described Grujić as the club’s “best midfielder in 20 years” and comments like that will certainly help Liverpool’s justifications for trying to secure a sizeable transfer fee despite his lack of impact at Anfield since he was recruited by the Reds back in 2016.
Grujić spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff with whom he helped win promotion to the Premier League. He then joined Hertha on a season-long loan in August 2018.
He isn’t a part of Jürgen Klopp’s plans so the Reds will be doing what they can in the summer to move him out.