Liverpool Nearing €25m Deal to Fulfill Klopp’s Wish of Beating Man Utd in Transfer Race
Liverpool are reportedly ‘ready to finalise the €25m transfer’ of Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, despite interest from Manchester United.
In recent months, the Reds have been prominently connected with the Dutchman. He won a major move last summer when he joined Bayern Munich from Ajax, but the trade hasn’t gone as planned.
The 21-year-old made just three Bundesliga starts in his rookie season, and his lack of playing time has fueled speculation that he could depart Bayern Munich after just one season.
Liverpool are hoping to add one or two more midfielders after signing Alexis MacAllister from Brighton.
The Premier League heavyweights are thought to be interested in Gravenberch and to be’more advanced’ in their pursuit of his signature than Manchester United.
According to the Spanish publication Fichajes, Liverpool is ‘ready to close’ this deal for a sum of around €25 million.
Liverpool are’ready to back Jurgen Klopp’s requests on the deal’ and ‘talks are underway’. Gravenberch is regarded as a ‘great acquisition,’ and the midfielder is ‘open’ to joining Liverpool this summer.
According to a detailed conversation with Sport1’s Kerry Hau, Gravenberch “is not happy” and would be “very interested” in a move to Liverpool.
“If you give that many interviews saying that you are not happy with your situation, I don’t think you are with your head at Bayern Munich 100 percent,” Hau told RedMen TV.
“I know that they [Gravenberch and his camp] spoke in February with Liverpool and he is very interested to try and join Liverpool and go into the Premier League.
“It’s a desire, but he also knows that if Thomas Tuchel says ‘I will count on you, 100 percent’, then there’s also a possibility he will stay.
“It’s a very difficult situation right now. They will speak and you have to communicate and have a clear plan, because last season he joined Bayern because they promised him to be a starter, to gain confidence and also the possibility to go with the Netherlands to the World Cup.
“In the end, he didn’t play for Bayern Munich and he didn’t go to the World Cup. He became frustrated and already told some teammates he is not happy in Munich and would like to leave.
“It’s always a sign for a player that if he speaks in public that you are not happy, and it wasn’t only one interview, it’s five or six interviews.
“Bayern Munich know he’s keen to do something different if Tuchel doesn’t count on him as a regular starter.”