According to Christian Falk, Ryan Gravenberch is ‘pushing’ Thomas Tuchel to stay at Bayern Munich after Jurgen Klopp stated his desire to bring him to Liverpool
Gravenberch joined Bayern from Ajax last summer but has struggled to find consistent playing time.
The recent dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann has probably given the Dutch international hope that he will be given more playing time.
Tuchel, on the other hand, has yet to give Gravenberch a start and has not given him a single minute in Bayern’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
Several European clubs have expressed interest in his difficult season.
Arsenal and Liverpool are both thought to be interested ahead of the summer transfer window, while Erik ten Hag is thinking about reuniting with the 20-year-old at Manchester United.
Fabrizio Romano, a transfer expert, recently revealed that the Reds intend to meet with Gravenberch’s representatives.
After publicly expressing his desire to play more, Romano confirmed that ‘there is a lot of interest’ in the young midfielder.
If Gravenberch becomes available for a reasonable fee, the aforementioned Premier League clubs would be foolish not to pursue him.
Christian Falk, a German football expert, has provided another update on the former Ajax teenager’s situation at the Allianz Arena.
Falk stated in his CaughtOffside column that Gravenberch “keeps pushing” for a solution because he “wants more playing time or to change clubs.”
Liverpool have “made it clear to him that Jurgen Klopp wants him,” and the 20-year-old “will ask Bayern to leave for the Reds if Tuchel cannot persuade him to stay.”
The Reds are expected to be very active this summer, but they have dropped their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
They are still linked with a number of midfielders. Alexis MacAllister and Moises Caicedo of Brighton are reportedly on Klopp’s shortlist.
The Liverpool hierarchy appears to be willing to spend a lot of money this summer, but they were clearly hesitant to spend the majority of their budget on a single player.
On Sunday, the Reds will face Tottenham Hotspur as both teams attempt to finish in the top four.
On the subject of midfielders, Klopp has stated that he is “really happy” to have Curtis Jones back in time for the big game at Anfield.
While Jones may not excite fans as much as a high-profile new arrival, Klopp believes he still has a place in the team.
“It’s absolutely fantastic that he’s now won five games in a row,” he said.
“It didn’t seem like these kinds of things would be possible for a long time during the season because he had a freakish injury.”
“We had to be extremely cautious with him. Even when he returned to training, he wasn’t allowed to have a normal training week, and at the time he returned, we were still involved in European football, so we didn’t train properly, which makes it difficult for players who return to catch up.
“You can see with Curtis, always the academy boys, that people want big transfers.”
“So, if an academy boy plays well, it’s ‘OK, but I’d rather bring him in, bring him in, bring him in.”
“So I’m really happy for Curtis that he’s able to appear now again.” He thoroughly deserves it.”