Lazar Markovic’s move to Anderlecht failed at the last moment as James Pearce claimed the player could not finalize personal terms with the club.
Couldn’t agree personal terms.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 31, 2018
Kristof Terreur further tweeted that the deal fell through because of Markovic, as per Anderlecht’s manager.
Anderlecht manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck: “Our president and sports director did everything to convince Markovic. They waited until Liverpool lowered the price. They almost did a crazy effort for the player, but it wasn’t enough. It’s his own fault that the deal fell through.” #lfc pic.twitter.com/BOJQo5xDmh
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) September 3, 2018
However, Markovic had his say by claiming that money was not a factor in the deal falling through.
Thank you for making such a great effort for trying to get me back in the club. However, money was not the issue !!!!! Good luck in the future 💜 @rscanderlecht
— Lazar Marković (@LMarkec50) September 3, 2018
However, some fans weren’t taking Markovic’s side and shared their opinions about the failed transfer.
If money was not the issue, please, let us know what the real issue was.Thx in advance.
— Thierryrsca (@Thierry_rsca) September 3, 2018
— Sir Colin Shuttlecock (@iamsircolin) September 3, 2018
Then why did you choose to stay not being involved while earning a wage when you could’ve have a full season of first team football, with a less wage package. Enjoy your 4 month holiday.
— Samue (@VintageSalah) September 3, 2018
— Euphoric Mess (@EuphoricMess) September 3, 2018
— Imdad (@imdad_15) September 3, 2018
What else can be the issue. You haven’t played at LFC for God knows how many years and still want to pick up cheque while doing nothing
— Aditya Bansal (@aditya0912) September 3, 2018
— Kung Furmino (@Lallana_Pyjamas) September 3, 2018
No, it’s not about money. You just don’t want to play football.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) September 3, 2018
Markovic has spent time at Anderlecht and Hull City on loan but never managed to seal a move away. The Serbian would be a free agent come the end of this season but it would be a major loss for the Reds after failing to sell him for anything at all.