Liverpool have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Ryan Gravenberch. The midfielder has agreed to a five-year contract with the Reds and will be completing the transfer very soon. The two clubs have finalised a fee worth €40 million upfront plus €5 million in the form of add-ons.
The medical tests for the move have already been booked and he will be travelling to Liverpool today to complete the formalities. The former Ajax player will leave Bayern after only one season, where he found playing time hard to come by.
Ryan Gravenberch to sign for Liverpool from Bayern Munich
The Dutch international wanted regular playing time, which he wasn’t getting at Bayern. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka remain the starting midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation under Thomas Tuchel. As a result, he has accepted the transfer to the Premier League.
The Reds have already signed Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo to bolster their midfield after the departure of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. The addition of Gravenberch will further strengthen their squad and give Jurgen Klopp more depth in case of injuries.
It will be interesting to see how Bayern cope after selling both Marcel Sabitzer and Ryan Gravenberch this summer. The Bavarians will be left with Konrad Laimer and Paul Wanner as the only other midfielders in the squad and things could become complicated if Kimmich or Goretzka get injured.