Serbia boss Ljubinko Drulovic has been speaking about Lazar Markovic’s mooted move to Liverpool.
Reports over the weekend claimed the Benfica winger was on the verge of a €25million switch to Anfield, and while for now everything is mere speculation, Drulovic certainly thinks it would be a good move were it to happen.
Speaking to Portuguese newspaper Record, the Serbia coach said, “It’ll be good for him and Benfica. Going to a very strong league will help him become a major player worldwide.
“Markovic could prove to become a very important player in Europe.”
The 20-year-old has made waves in Portugal this season with a string of fine performances. But if he did move to Liverpool it would come as a shock following earlier claims that Chelsea had agreed a set fee should he leave the Primeira Liga.
But it seems those reports were untrue or the Blues opted not to move, with numerous media outlets claiming Markovic – who can operate on either flank or as an attacking midfielder – is closing in on a move to Anfield.
The winger is already proving to be a huge talent; but if his national boss is to be believed, he could become one of the very best players not just in the Premier League (if he arrives) but in Europe.