According to journalist James Pearce, Liverpool could explore signing Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch during the summer transfer window, but he is “one of several” alternatives for Jurgen Klopp at the moment
Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique made a huge mistake last week when he announced that the Netherlands midfielder would be joining the Reds.
The Spaniard stated that the Reds have already begun plans to rebuild their midfield, and he appeared to confirm Gravenberch’s arrival at Anfield. Following a meeting in London, Enrique hinted that Gravenberch’s move to Liverpool was a done deal after mentioning they shared the same agent.
Enrique stated of Gravenberch, “This player is ours, amigo… he said ‘yes.'”
“It’s the same agent as me, Raiola team. We had a meeting in London not long ago, and this is our player.”
But, Pearce writes for The Athletic that “nothing is nailed down” at this point. The 20-year-old is certainly one of the players being considered, but Jude Bellingham is undoubtedly the Reds’ first priority.
A clever addition?
The youthful midfielder joined the Bundesliga winners from Ajax last summer but has yet to satisfy manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Gravenberch has only appeared in one Bundesliga game so far. He has only made three starts out of the 24 games he has played, and if his status does not improve, he may be seeking for regular playing time.
He is already a three-time league winner with Ajax and is an excellent passer. He is valued at roughly £26 million by Transfermarkt. With his age and potential, he would be a wise acquisition to the Reds if a deal could be reached.
Klopp will be looking to bolster his aging midfield, and he has already identified young talented youngsters such as Bellingham and Mason Mount. Thiago Alcantara’s injury-ridden season, as well as Fabinho and Jordan Henderson’s significant drop in form, have afflicted Liverpool this season, as they struggle to break into the top four.
The Reds have fallen short of the ambitious goals they set for themselves, and Klopp should be looking to bolster the group. The contracts of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner expire in the summer, and the club should allow them to leave.
Notwithstanding Enrique’s allegations, it remains unclear whether Liverpool has made a firm bid for Gravenberch. The Reds have been linked with Wolves duo Ruben Neves and Matheus Nunes in recent weeks, while Fulham prodigy Joao Palhinha has also been linked with a move to Anfield.