Bayern Munich agree fee with Liverpool for Ryan Gravenberch (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) /

The ongoing summer transfer window will go down in the history of Bayern Munich in terms of raising funds by selling first-team players. The Bavarian club has gotten significant transfer fees for players who wanted to leave this summer. Ryan Gravenberch is the last Bayern player close to completing a transfer away from Bavaria.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool have agreed a fixed transfer fee worth €40 million with Bayern to sign Ryan Gravenberch. The Dutch midfielder is travelling to Merseyside on Thursday evening to complete the move before Friday’s deadline day.

Sky Sports in Germany has also confirmed Gravenberch’s move to Liverpool. They have reported that Die Roten will also receive €5 million in add-ons, while Sport1 has revealed that Ajax is also set to get some part of the fee due to a 7.5% sell-on clause. The Dutch midfielder will complete the medical on Friday in Merseyside and sign a five-year deal with Liverpool.

The Premier League side reignited their interest in Gravenberch a few days ago. They held concrete talks with Die Roten over a transfer fee on Wednesday and eventually found an agreement on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp’s team had held discussions with Gravenberch at the end of last season, so it was a long-standing interest from Liverpool in the Dutch midfielder.

Gravenberch arrived in Munich last summer from Ajax. The Bavarian club paid €18 million plus €5 million in add-ons to sign the young midfielder. The debut campaign in the Bundesliga didn’t go as per plans for Gravenberch. He struggled for game time under Julian Nagelsmann. Things did improve under Thomas Tuchel, but overall, it was a poor campaign for the Dutch midfielder.

The Dutch midfielder wanted assurances over game time during this season to stay in Munich. It does look like Bayern and Thomas Tuchel couldn’t offer him the opportunity to play regularly. After not playing an important role in the first three competitive games of the season, the writing was on the wall for Gravenberch. He will be leaving Munich after winning the Bundesliga title season, making 34 appearances across all competitions.

All parties will benefit from this deal. Liverpool will complete the midfield rebuild by adding another exciting young midfielder, while Bayern will make a profit on a player who hardly played for them in the last 12 months. Ryan Gravenberch will get the chance to stake a claim for a place in the Dutch national team for next summer’s Euros by playing regularly at Anfield.

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Bayern are currently working on a deal to sign Joao Palhinha from Fulham to replace Gravenberch in the squad. Talks are progressing well between the two clubs, as per several reports in England and Germany, but they are facing a race against time to complete this transfer.