Report: Liverpool and Hertha have met for Grujic talks amid interest from 10 clubs
Apparently, Hertha BSC and Liverpool have met for talks about Marko Grujic who is said to be a loan target for as many as 10 clubs in the summer.
|Hertha boss Michael Preetz.||Photo: Thomas Rodenbücher, Wikimedia Commons 2.0|
Hertha BSC and Liverpool have begun initial talks over a possible extension of Marko Grujic's current loan deal with the German capital club, Bild reports.
According to the German tabloid, Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and several scouts from 'The Reds' were in Berlin for Hertha's game against Bayern München on Wednesday.
Edwards and his scouts wanted to take a look at Liverpool's upcoming Champions League opponent Bayern München, but apparently, he also met with Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz for talks about Grujic.
Hertha are eager to keep Grujic beyond this season. Liverpool don't want to sell the midfielder, however, and as there's no purchase option in the loan deal with 'The Reds', Hertha hope to extend his loan by another season.
However, that doesn't look like an easy task as the Bundesliga club seemingly face a lot of competition. According to Bild, as many as 10 clubs have expressed an interest in taking Grujic on loan next season.
Grujic feels comfortable in Berlin, but he would like to play European football - and as it has previously been reported, Liverpool would prefer him to take part in a European competition next season as well.
Therefore, Hertha would increase their chances of keeping Grujic considerably if they manage to qualify for European football.