Liverpool has initiated talks with the agents of Ryan Gravenberch, the Bayern Munich midfielder, over a potential move this summer.
Will Liverpool Sign Midfielders During the Summer?
The Reds’ midfield has been under scrutiny this season, with various aging players in the middle, such as Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Fabinho, with an average combined age of just over 32. In addition, reports suggest that young prospect Fabio Carvalho might go on loan this summer.
One player linked to Liverpool is the Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch, spending much of his time watching Bayern Munich play from the bench. The 20-year-old has only played 333 minutes of action in the Bundesliga, with just 27 under Thomas Tuchel, according to Transfermarkt.
Fabrizio Romano said on his YouTube channel that Liverpool has contacted the Dutch midfielder’s representatives:
(3:10) “I wanted to clarify that yes Liverpool approached the agents of Ryan Gravenberch, they had a direct contract, they want to push.
“So Liverpool are still there for Gravenberch They are not giving up they want Gravenberch, they consider Ryan Gravenberch as a perfect signing, young, talented, prepared to play a lot of games.”
Could Gravenberch Perform in the Premier League?
Liverpool has also been linked to Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Conor Gallagher from Chelsea this summer, as reports suggest. On the other hand, the Reds had to withdraw from the race to sign Jude Bellingham.
Gravenberch was previously labelled “special” by talkSPORT’s Mark Goldbridge, with the ability to drive with the ball, supported by his 67.4% take-on success rate in the Eredivisie last term (via FBref).
However, the youngster might arrive at Anfield following a season of little regular football for Bayern. This reflects the risks of signing someone who has only proved himself in the Dutch league. This season, in Amsterdam, he averaged 2.96 per 90 minutes, higher than Fabinho’s, a Liverpool player, rate (via Fbref).
Despite the potential risks, there is promise surrounding the Dutchman, who Bayern does not want to let go of yet.