The arrival of the new manager gives a clean slate to every player at Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel is set to begin his stint at Die Roten this week after the departure of Julian Nagelsmann on Friday. The club hierarchy decided to part ways with Nagelsmann due to inconsistency in performances over the last 12 months.
Some of the players in the squad will be relieved with the departure of Nagelsmann since they were not getting playing time under him. Ryan Gravenberch is part of this group, as the Dutchman was frustrated with the lack of playing time under Julian Nagelsmann.
According to Sport1, Nagelsmann was not satisfied with Gravenberch’s work out of possession. He was singled out in the dressing room by the German coach on a few occasions for his work out of possession. The Dutch midfielder managed only one Bundesliga start under Nagelsmann, which further shows that the German coach was never convinced of Gravenberch’s qualities.
The report from Sport1 also insists that Ryan Gravenberch held talks with Hasan Salihamidzic to explore a transfer in the summer. However, Salihamidzic has dismissed the idea of parting ways with the Dutch midfielder one year after signing him from Ajax.
Gravenberch will look to start afresh under Thomas Tuchel. The next couple of months will be crucial for Gravenberch’s future in Bavaria. The Dutchman may look to force a move in the summer if he continues to get less playing time. Liverpool is reportedly interested in signing the Dutch midfielder.
Bayern has been facing these same problems with young midfielders in the past five seasons. The head coaches have been reluctant to rotate and give game time to other midfielders instead of playing Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka every matchday. The two German midfielders have been consistent performers, which makes it difficult for other midfielders to break into the starting XI.
The competition in the midfield department will be even more intense at Bayern next season. The Bavarian club is close to completing a deal to sign Konrad Laimer on a free transfer. As per Sky Sports in Germany, Laimer has already completed one part of the medical. Ryan Gravenberch may have to reconsider his future in the summer if things don’t improve over the next couple of months.
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Gravenberch will first look to impress Tuchel when he returns to first-team training at Sabner Strasse later this week. He was part of the Dutch squad during the international break. Bayern will resume Bundesliga action against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.