Hertha Berlin would very much like to keep Marko Grujic beyond the current season.
His loan from Liverpool has been a success and the 23 year old is considered one of the best young midfielders in the Bundesliga. Things couldn’t have gone much better from either club’s perspective.
The player has been happy too, and certainly isn’t against a stay in German football.
This week’s edition of SportBild takes a look at the situation.
Ante Covic will be Hertha’s coach for next season, the German magazine explains he already has a good relationship with the Liverpool owned player. Covic has been working as U23 coach at the club and has also spent time with the first team, specifically Grujic.
The pair have even been out for meals together, so his appointment makes a stay more likely.
Eintracht Frankfurt have previously been credited with interest, but they don’t get a mention in this report.
Hertha have already approached Liverpool about a further transfer deal. This time they’re looking at a two year stay, if possible. The Merseyside club want to wait until after the Champions League final before going any further with talks.
Grujic has a contract at Anfield until June 2023, so there’s no worry for Liverpool in that regard.