Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has struggled to make an impact at the club since his arrival in 2014. He has spent the past two seasons out on loan and with Jurgen Klopp having transfer listed him, it is no surprise that he is expected to be on the move.
Markovic’s agent Mirsad Turkcan has apparently taken it upon himself to find the 23-year-old a new club, offering Markovic to Turkish outfit Trabzonspor in a meeting with their president Muharrem Usta, reported Fotospor on Friday.
However, they aren’t the only club in the frame for Markovic’s next move, as Watford have had a bid of £10m rejected by Liverpool, Football Whispers reported on Thursday.
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Despite this interest from newly appointed Watford boss Marco Silva, who Markovic played under at Hull City for the final months of last season, Liverpool stand firm on their £20m price tag for the Serbian winger, which is what they paid for him back in 2014 when they signed him from Benfica.
Markovic has continually struggled to make an impact with Liverpool and on his loan spells. He had an injury riddled season at Fenerbahce, and struggled to get game time at Sporting CP (Sporting Lisbon) last season and the loan was cut short.
On the other hand, Marco Silva clearly took a liking to the Serb when he joined Hull City on loan last January. He scored twice in twelve appearances for the Tigers, but was unable to help them escape relegation to the Championship.
With Liverpool wanting to get Markovic off of their books as they look to strengthen their squad for the coming season, his move is certainly inevitable.
The price tag of £20m however is too much for most teams to consider for a player short of game time within the past two seasons, and ultimately yet to prove his worth.
A move to Turkey is possible, but, if Marco Silva can get Liverpool’s asking price down, he could well be playing with the Hornets next season.