Marko Grujic: Liverpool midfielder joins Porto on loan

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has joined Portuguese side Porto on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old Serbia international joined Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade at the start of 2016 but has yet to force himself permanently into the first-team picture.

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He has spent the last two seasons on loan at Hertha Berlin and was linked with a possible permanent move to Germany – but bids from Bundesliga clubs on Deadline Day did not meet Liverpool’s valuation.

Grujic will instead get a chance of regular first-team football at Porto, who won the Portuguese league last season and will be playing in the Champions League.

Marko Grujic has joined @FCPorto in a season-long loan deal.

All the best, Marko 🙌

A spot opened for Grujic in the Porto midfield when they decided to loan Danilo Pereira to French champions PSG.

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There is no option to buy in the loan agreement and Grujic will join his new team-mates when he returns from international duty with Serbia.

Porto also signed West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson on a season-long loan on Tuesday.

The deals did not have to be completed on Transfer Deadline Day in the UK, as the Portuguese window does not close for another three weeks.

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