Talks between Liverpool and Porto in regards to the switch of Marko Grujic seem to cease, forcing the Portuguese membership to turn their consideration to the Wolves man as a substitute.
Grujic was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager, however 5 years later he made solely 16 first-team appearances. He has had 4 completely different loan intervals away from the membership, most lately spending the 2020-21 season with Porto. After that interval is over, the main focus now turns to Grujic’s everlasting future.
He has two years of contract left at Anfield, however is unlikely to shadow his method into Klopp’s plans now. It’s nonetheless rated by the Liverpool boss, however the competition for midfield locations is a bit too excessive.
So, a everlasting move to Porto might swimsuit everybody after he made 39 appearances and scored two goals for them last season.
Reviews earlier this week recommended that Liverpool might send Grujic back to the Portuguese side as a counterweight to Fabio Vieira, who has emerged as one in every of their summer season targets.
Nonetheless, such a deal might not be nearing completion. In response to A Bola (by way of Sport Witness), discussions about Grujic’s return to Porto are “dragging”.
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With that in thoughts, together with doubts about Sergio Oliveira’s future, they’ve turned their consideration to different targets. One choice can be for them to bring Joao Moutinho back to the membership from Wolves.
Beforehand, Moutinho spent three seasons with Porto, winning the league in all of them. He then moved on to Monaco, earlier than switching to Wolves in 2018 after being promoted to the Premier League.
Since then, he has proven his high quality in Molineux midfield. Nevertheless it could possibly be the end of an period for Wolves. After the departure of head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, some key players could also be contemplating their future.
Moutinho can make Molineux leave
In that regard, Porto is exploring a deal to take Moutinho, 34, back to his homeland. He’s ready to scale back his salary by € 4m a season and can be open to the move.
Furthermore, a tax reduce for players who left Portugal earlier than 2015 might return to the country to work to his benefit.
So if Wolves agrees to let him leave a year earlier than the end of his contract, a move to Moutinho would possibly make extra sense for Porto than Grujic.
The whereabouts of the Liverpool midfielder stays to be seen.
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