Bayern Munich clinch deals for promising Ajax duo

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will be pleased with good start to transfer plans for summer. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will be pleased with good start to transfer plans for summer. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

The final phase of the season has started as leagues and cup competitions are nearing conclusion. Along with focusing on ending the season strongly, Bayern Munich is also already executing transfer deals for the summer. The latest update from Germany suggests that two deals are close to completion for Die Roten.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern is close to completing deals for Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui. Mino Raiola has been leading the talks with Die Roten for both players. It does look like a matter of when rather than if for these deals to be officially announced by Rekordmeister.

Mazraoui will be joining on a free transfer as he decided against signing a new deal at Ajax. The Moroccan right-back was reportedly inclining towards a move to Barcelona, but Bayern made an improved offer, and Julian Nagelsmann reportedly convinced him to select Bavaria over Catalonia.

Sport1 has also revealed that Mazraoui has selected Bayern as his next club. This report also insists that the Moroccan full-back is set to earn a gross salary of €10 million. He is expected to become the first choice right-back for Die Roten from next season.

Meanwhile, Gravenberch emerged as the top midfield target for Die Roten at the end of February. The Dutch midfielder’s contract at Ajax is set to expire in 2023. With the youngster showing no willingness to extend, the Dutch club had to listen to offers for him in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Ajax was reportedly looking for a fee worth €30 million for Gravenberch. Sky Sports is insisting that the guaranteed fee for the young midfielder will be over €20 million. Since there is some more work to do in this deal, the exact fee is likely to be revealed when there is a total agreement between both clubs.

Gravenberch will add more quality to the midfield department. The teenager has already earned a handful of caps for the Dutch national team. He has been a crucial player for Erik Ten Hag in the current Ajax squad. The 19-year-old midfielder will be replacing Corentin Tolisso in the Bayern squad. The French midfielder is set to leave Bavaria on a free transfer in the summer.

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On the other hand, Bouna Sarr will most likely make space for Mazraoui in the first team squad at Die Roten. Mazraoui will give more cutting edge on the right flank, while Benjamin Pavard will slot in the heart of the defense. Completing two crucial deals before the end of the season will be a great start to the summer transfer window for Bayern.