Hertha Berlin’s need for a new centre-midfielder could see them bring Liverpool’s Marko Grujic back this summer.
That’s according to Tag 24, who cover the midfielder’s future today and whether he could end up back in Germany.
Grujic looks set to be sold by Liverpool this summer, with reports in England that they are keen to move him on to fund their own business.
That has been backed up in Portugal, where A Bola recently reported that he could be a target for Porto, where he’s spent this season, and that Liverpool’s €20m asking price is going down.
Tag24 pick up on those reports today and whether Grujic could end up back at Hertha after spending two years at the club earlier in his career.
They say that, on the one hand, Grujic makes sense for the club as they need a new central midfielder after Sami Khedira retired and Matteo Guendouzi returned to Arsenal.
Similarly, he ‘fits in well’ under coach Pal Dardai, under whom he ‘probably had his best phase’ of his career.
Indeed, Dardai once labeled him the best midfielder he’d worked with during his time in Berlin.
There is also the fact that Grujic ‘knows the club’ and also Dardai’s ‘playing philosophy’, both of which are major plus points.
However, there is one stumbling block, and that is the transfer fee. Tag 24 say that it has dropped from €20m to €15m, but it’s ‘uncertain’ whether Fredi Bobic could afford a transfer of that ‘magnitude’.
While there is no worry about money at the club, they still need to be careful because of the after-effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
That could ruin any hopes of bringing Grujic back, although at the minute, the positives seem to outweigh the negatives, at least as far as Tag24 are concerned.