Ryan Gravenberch: Liverpool agrees deal with Bayern Munich

September 1, 2023

Ryan Gravenberch Transfer Update;
Liverpool have negotiated a deal of around €40 million (£34.2 million) for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

The midfielder is expected to sign a five-year contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side and will travel to Liverpool on Thursday evening to finalize the agreement, with a physical scheduled for Friday.

Gravenberch was not present at Bayern Munich training on Thursday, as he awaited approval to complete his move to Liverpool.

Bayern sought to return the £20 million sum plus add-ons they paid Ajax for Gravenberch while also making a profit. In this transaction, Ajax is said to have a 7.5% sell-on clause.

Bayern, who are interested in Fulham’s Joao Palhinha, wanted to find a successor before allowing Gravenberch to leave.

Gravenberch is desperate to get his development back on track after being denied playing time at Munich.

Liverpool’s interest in Gravenberch, as disclosed by Sky Sports News last summer, has been ongoing for some time. He had a choice between three clubs before deciding to join Bayern from Ajax.

Meetings with the player’s representative, Raiola’s Jose Fortes Rodriguez, have been ongoing since last year.

Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool?

Gravenberch had been on Liverpool’s radar all summer, but the club had other priorities. On the other side, FC Bayern was originally unwilling to sell.

After losing Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to Chelsea, Liverpool restarted negotiations for Gravenberch.

With Liverpool likely to complete the acquisition, Sky Sports News was told on Thursday that Manchester United’s interest in Gravenberch has not been abandoned.

Erik ten Hag, who advanced the versatile midfielder to the first squad and got the most out of him at Ajax, has been attempting to sign him since the winter transfer window.

In January, United inquired about Gravenberch’s availability, but were turned down by Bayern and ended up loaning Marcel Sabitzer instead.

United are also attempting to complete a deal with Fiorentina for Sofyan Amrabat. The club, concerned with Financial Fair Play requirements, prefers a loan arrangement, whilst the Serie A team prefers a permanent move.