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Liverpool complete signing of £4.3m Serbian midfielder

Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sign Red Star Belgrade ace Marko Grujic for £4.3m next summer amid interest from several top clubs from around Europe.

The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a number of sides including the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, but it appears as though Liverpool have beaten them to his signature.

According to Serbian outlet Mondo, the Reds will pay £4.3m for his services but will loan him back to Red Star for the remainder of the season where it is hoped that he will continue his development.

Meanwhile, it is also noted that the talented youngster wanted to finish the campaign with his boyhood club as he hopes to help them qualify for next year’s Champions League before leaving.

It is reported that Klopp played a key role in convincing him to move to Anfield, as the pair had a conversation over the telephone which in turn persuaded Grujic that Merseyside was the right place for him and the next stage of his career.

Liverpool are currently ninth in the Premier League table and remain just five points adrift of the Champions League places after making an impressive start under Klopp since his arrival earlier in the season.

The former Dortmund boss has made developing youth players, both already at the club and those that could arrive, a priority for his plans moving forward, and Grujic certainly fits that mould.

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