Liverpool close to signing Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool are closing in on Ryan Gravenberch as the Dutch midfielder’s future at Bayern Munich has come under doubt.

According to Fichajes, Liverpool could have the chance to sign Ryan Gravenberch this summer if his situation does not change. The Bayern Munich star has not seen regular game time this season, which has prompted reports to link him with a move to the Merseysiders in the summer.

Ryan Gravenberch is one of the future stars of Dutch football. After a scintillating breakthrough with Ajax, Bayern Munich snapped him up last summer, paying a fee of over €18 million. While nobody expected the Dutch midfielder to set the world alight in Bavaria, his game time has been sporadic at best.

Gravenberch’s talent makes the expectations surrounding him seem larger than they should be. Julian Nagelsmann has preferred to play the 20-year-old only as a bench option while affording a rare start at times. Bayern often buy young players keeping the long-term future in mind.

Hence, it is no surprise that Nagelsmann has taken a pragmatic approach with the midfielder. He could get more game time in the coming years. But the media have been impatient enough to link him with a move away from Bavaria. Liverpool are openly linked with a move for the Bayern Munich ace, with many expecting a transfer to materialise in the summer.

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Jurgen Klopp wants to restructure his midfield ahead of the new season. Having seen his side bow out of the Champions League with the loss against Real Madrid, Liverpool will not be able to compete and win a trophy this season. Moreover, their only hope for a positive season lies in their ability to finish in the top four places.

The central midfielders have been poor throughout the campaign, and Klopp would not want to take the same players into the next campaign. There are links to several high-profile names. But the Reds’ boss also eyes signings that he could develop.

Despite all the links, Bayern Munich are reportedly uninterested in selling the midfielder so soon. They might yet consider what comes to the table, and if Liverpool or any other club make a tempting proposal, then the Bavarians might consider it.

However, despite claims that Liverpool are closing in on the midfielder, a stay in Munich could be on the cards for Gravenberch. He remains a highly-rated player in Bavaria, and Nagelsmann could look to develop him into more of a star from next season onwards.

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