Bayern Munich: Liverpool reignite interest in Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool could make a late move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
Liverpool could make a late move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images) /

The last two weeks of the summer transfer window will be busy for Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions are currently working on a deal to sign Daniel Peretz. Die Roten has also received an offer from Inter Milan for Benjamin Pavard. It does look like Bayern will soon receive a bid for Ryan Gravenberch.

According to Bild, Liverpool is ready to make a move for Bayern’s Ryan Gravenberch. The Merseyside club is ready to pay £20 million for the Dutch midfielder. It remains to be seen if Die Roten is ready to sell the midfielder late in the transfer window.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano also reported on Thursday that Liverpool and Manchester United had recently enquired about Gravenberch, but Bayern is not keen on selling the former Ajax midfielder.

Gravenberch was linked with a move to Liverpool at the end of last season. The Dutch midfielder was open to joining the Premier League club after holding preliminary talks. Liverpool focussed on signing other midfielders this summer, but they are looking to add more players to the midfield department due to the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

The Dutch midfielder was disappointed with his debut season in Bavaria. He struggled for game time under Julian Nagelsmann last season. Things improved for him under Thomas Tuchel at the end of last season, but he still hopes to play regularly ahead of next summer’s Euros. Gravenberch missed out on a place in the Dutch squad for World Cup 2022 due to a lack of playing time at Bayern.

The 21-year-old wants to enjoy success at Bayern next season if he can play regularly. He wanted to make a decision after U-21 Euros this summer, but there has been no resolution until now. Gravenberch came off the bench in every pre-season friendly game this summer. Tuchel has praised Gravenberch, but he is certainly not a first-choice midfielder for the German coach.

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Along with Liverpool, Manchester United will be a viable destination for Gravenberch. Erik Ten Hag tried to sign Gravenberch from Ajax last summer, but he preferred a move to Bavaria. The Dutch manager will be the perfect coach for Gravenberch, as the duo enjoyed success together at Ajax.

Meanwhile, Gravenberch will also enjoy consistent playing time at Liverpool this season after the departures of several senior midfielders. Bayern will have to dip into the market to sign a replacement for Gravenberch if a transfer materialises in the next two weeks. The Bundesliga champions will hope for a bidding war between Liverpool and Manchester United for the midfielder.