Leeds United are said to be interested in bringing in Everton midfielder Mo Besic, a player who Middlesbrough failed to land during the summer window. However, should they fail there, the Whites have a back-up according to the Yorkshire Post (YP).
If the Besic deal becomes a no-go deal, then Leeds United eyes will be cast across Stanley Park towards Everton’s red neighbours Liverpool and their Serbian midfield ace Marko Grujic. Grujic is a man very much in demand, with a Boro approach having been turned down by the player himself.
The YP say in their transfer gossip column that Leeds going for Gruijic depends on whether Middlesbrough are successful in taking Besic from Everton, and in doing so away from Whites’ interest. Should this be the case, the YP say that “the Elland Road club could switch to the other Merseyside club, Liverpool, and midfielder Marko Grujic.”
Grujic arrived at Anfield in early January 2016 and has featured in just 14 games for the Reds in that time. The majority of his appearances have been fleeting cameos in the Premier League, although he has seen more game time in the EFL Cup.
The eight-cap, 22-year-old midfielder also has experience of the Football League after a successful half-season loan at Cardiff City last season. He played an important role in helping steer Cardiff through the end of the season and towards their promotion to the Premier League.
Leeds United have a plethora of midfielders at their disposal, but the chance to bring in someone of Grujic’s quality cannot be dismissed.