Bayern Munich: Juventus eye January move for Ryan Gravenberch

Juventus reportedly eyes January move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)
Juventus reportedly eyes January move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) /

The upcoming winter transfer window could see very little movement in the transfer market for Bayern Munich. The defending Bundesliga champions are unlikely to make new signings since the focus will be on the summer window. However, there could be a few departures that could take place due to the lack of playing time in Hinrunde.

Bouna Sarr is the most likely departure from Bavaria in January if he completely recovers from his knee injury. The Senegalese defender doesn’t feature in Julian Nagelsmann’s plans, so he may have to leave to get consistent playing time. Apart from Sarr, one of the Italian media outlets has reported about another high-profile departure from Bavaria.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Juventus is considering a winter move for Bayern’s Ryan Gravenberch. If the Dutch midfielder continues to struggle for playing time in the coming months, Juventus will test Die Roten’s resolve by making a bid. He has been previously linked with a move to Turin before joining Bayern. This report also insists that Gravenberch is not pleased with his situation at Die Roten as of now.

The Dutch international recently expressed frustration about the lack of playing time in Bavaria. He is yet to start a Bundesliga game for Die Roten since arriving from Ajax in the summer. Gravenberch rejected other offers to join Bayern since he was convinced by their plans.

Things have been far from ideal for Gravenberch at Bayern. Julian Nagelsmann has not heavily rotated in the midfield since results have been far from ideal in the Bundesliga. Gravenberch is currently the fourth-choice midfielder in the squad behind Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Marcel Sabitzer.

Despite the current frustrations for Gravenberch, it will be a big surprise if he leaves Bavaria six months after joining the club. Die Roten is convinced about the Dutch international becoming a key player in the first team. He needs to be patient for now and wait for his opportunity.

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Bayern has struggled to integrate young midfielders into the senior squad over the past five years. They couldn’t get the best out of Renato Sanches and Marc Roca by giving them consistent playing time. Sanches kickstarted his career at Lille and eventually earned a move to PSG earlier this year. Meanwhile, Roca is currently thriving at Leeds United in the Premier League.

Gravenberch is considered one of the most exciting midfield talents in Europe. Die Roten needs to slowly integrate him into the first team and give him adequate playing time over the season to show his talent in the Bundesliga. With a busy October ahead, Gravenberch will be hoping to get more opportunities in the coming weeks.