In a Q&A for The Athletic on Tuesday, James Pearce suggested that on-loan Liverpool duo Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson could be sold in the summer, with a potential £40m to be made from cashing in on the pair.
The journalist claimed that the duo are at a stage in their career where they are no longer precocious youth prospects and now want to be at clubs where they are playing regularly, adding that the Reds could decide to sell them if they receive a decent offer. His comments were shared on Twitter by @LFCTransferRoom.
??James Pearce: Marko Grujic's situation is similar to Wilson's. He's not a kid anymore. He wants to be somewhere where he's going to play regularly. If LFC can get a decent offer i can see them selling Marko this summer. I reckon LFC can generate £40mil from selling both of them
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) March 24, 2020
Midfielder Grujic (24 next month) has been on loan at Hertha Berlin since 2018, scoring eight goals in 45 appearances for the Bundesliga club. He was Jurgen Klopp’s first signing at Liverpool back in 2016 but has played just 14 times for the Reds’ first team. Meanwhile, Wilson (23 since Sunday) has spent this season on loan at Bournemouth, for whom he has scored six times in 23 Premier League games. However, the Welsh winger has still managed just a single competitive appearance for Liverpool’s first team back in 2017 and has already been on loan to four different clubs.
These Reds fans on Twitter seemed to suggest that the time has come to cash in on the pair, with some believing that the fees received could go towards signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who has been linked with a move to Anfield (as per The Athletic) and has a €60m (£52.3m) release clause in his contract. It would also offset some of the potential £120m that Jadon Sancho could reportedly cost from Borussia Dortmund:
— Red CodeX Concepts (of Unbearability) (@CodeRedShell) March 24, 2020
That’ll pay for Werner ?
— Bones (@liamgriffiths85) March 24, 2020
Personally think they’ll get at least $55M from the two of them. I’ll take that every day.
— Tyler J (@funny_mo_fekir) March 24, 2020
The money from selling them and Shaqiri would pay for Werner.
— Colin Nickless (@NicklessColin) March 24, 2020
We could get £70m from Shaqiri, Wilson and Grujic. Werner is likely to be less than £50m
— Enrique Muller (@EnriqueMuller42) March 24, 2020
So just the £80 to find for Sancho then ??????
— Chris (@SoulstarWhitey) March 24, 2020
Should Liverpool sell Grujic and Wilson in the summer if they receive decent offers for either or both of them or should they be given a proper chance to prove their worth at Anfield? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!