Report: Everton join race for 19-year-old Serbian Marko Grujic, Celtic scouts also watching

Everton are reportedly interested in signing Red Star Belgrade teenager Marko Grujic.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton have joined the race to sign Red Star Belgrade prospect Marko Grujic, whilst Celtic scouts have also been watching him in action.

Much of the attention at Red Star is on striker Luka Jovic, who is attracting plenty of interest, but midfielder Grujic is now in the spotlight.

The Daily Mail are today reporting that Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been pursuing Grujic, as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Nemanja Vidic by taking a path from Red Star to the Premier League.

Now though, it's also suggested that Everton have joined the race for his signature, with Roberto Martinez looking to add to his squad during the January transfer window.

Chief scout Keith Reeves allegedly watched Grujic in action for Serbia's Under-21 side against Italy on Friday, though it's stated that Grujic didn't enjoy his best game.

With strength, great technique and an impressive range of passing, Grujic has earned comparisons to his compatriot Nemanja Matic, so it's no wonder that Everton have joined the race for his signature - and they may not be the only ones.

The report from the Daily Mail also adds that Celtic scouts were also watching as Grujic faced Italy, with manager Ronny Deila potentially looking to rival some of England's biggest clubs for the 19-year-old's signature, thought Celtic would surely be considered outsiders in the race to land Grujic, given the Premier League interest on offer.

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