Lazar Markovic: Liverpool winger set for Fenerbahce loan move

By Phil McNultyChief football writer
Lazar Markovic
Lazar Markovic scored three goals in his first season at Anfield

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal.

A £20m signing from Benfica last summer, the 21-year-old is being allowed to move to aid his development and Liverpool insist he will be returning to Anfield.

Talks are ongoing but a deal is close, with the Reds receiving a loan fee.

The Serbia international made 34 appearances, including 11 Premier League starts, last season.

Despite a mixed first year at Anfield, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers still has high hopes Markovic.

Liverpool have recently offloaded Mario Balotelli on loan to AC Milan and hope the Italy striker makes the move permanent.

But Rodgers still hopes Markovic returns to fulfil the promise he believed he had when he signed him.