Bayern Munich is expected to make a few changes to the midfield department during the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club has already reached an agreement with Konrad Laimer to join them once his contract at RB Leipzig expires at the end of the season.
Marcel Sabitzer is likely to make way for Laimer in the squad at Bayern. The 28-year-old midfielder is currently enjoying a good loan spell at Manchester United. He is expected to seal a departure away from Allianz Arena at the end of the season. It does look like Sabitzer is not the only Bayern midfielder that will attract interest from other clubs in the summer.
According to Footmercato, Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal are interested in Ryan Gravenberch. The Dutch midfielder is ready to force a move away from Bavaria if Bayern cannot give him assurances over playing time.
Gravenberch has endured a very difficult debut season at Bayern. The Dutch midfielder has struggled to feature regularly for the first team. Julian Nagelsmann was reportedly not pleased with his performances, so he was hardly getting meaningful playing time in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
In an interview with Ajax Showtime (via iMiaSanMia) last week, Gravenberch insisted that he does not regret joining Bayern last summer. However, he will have to reconsider his options in the summer if the situation doesn’t improve for him. Meanwhile, Bayern chiefs have always insisted that Gravenberch remains part of their long-term plans.
Bayern paid close to €28 million for completing the signing of Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax. The Bavarian club managed to beat competition from some of the biggest clubs in Europe. The Dutch midfielder is considered one of the best young midfield talents in the world, so it will be difficult to see Bayern give up on him in just one season.
However, Gravenberch needs to play regularly to continue his development. He will find it difficult to get consistent playing time at Bayern next season since Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are ahead of him in the pecking order. Konrad Laimer will further add more competition in this position from next season.
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In an ideal scenario, Thomas Tuchel finds a prominent role for Gravenberch in the team. Even if he ends up starting half of the Bundesliga season next year, it will be a step in the right direction. If Tuchel cannot give any assurances to Gravenberch by the end of the season, the young midfielder will look to force a move in the summer.