Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic says he has held talks with Liverpool over a potential move to Anfield.
The 19-year-old, who was part of the Serbia Under-20 side that won the World Cup in the summer, has been targeted by several of Europe’s leading sides with Manchester United, Inter Milan, Roma and Chelsea all believed to be interested in him.
However, Liverpool watched Grujic score in Red Star’s 7-2 thrashing of Cukaricki on Sunday and held talks with him after the game.
Asked about his future, according to quotes in the Liverpool Echo, Grujic said: “I’ll try to respect the club, the fans and the general public, but again I think that for myself I have to choose the best environment where I get the chance to play and where I work with good coaches in good conditions.
“It is certain that I remain here until the end of qualifying for the Champions League. I had a talk with Liverpool but I did not receive yet any agreement. I’m still a Red Star player.”
Grujic signed a three-year contract at Red Star Belgrade over the summer, but Jurgen Klopp’s assistant manager Zeljko Buvac, who is a fellow countryman of the player, is believed to be a big admirer of the player and has recommended Grujic to the Reds’ boss.