Liverpool has completed the signing of Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of around €40 million (£34 million).
Gravenberch, 21, has signed a five-year contract with the club, solidifying Liverpool’s midfield options.
The Netherlands international’s move to Liverpool follows his desire to leave Bayern Munich in search of regular first-team football. Despite joining Bayern just last summer from Ajax, Gravenberch found it challenging to secure a consistent starting role, making only three league starts in the 2022-23 season.
Jurgen Klopp sees Gravenberch as the ideal addition to strengthen the midfield, especially after several departures from the club’s midfield ranks, including Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Gravenberch is known for his versatility, capable of playing both as a No. 8 and No. 6, which provides tactical flexibility for The Reds. He is a product of the renowned Ajax academy and made 103 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals, before his move to Bayern Munich in 2022.
This signing represents Liverpool’s efforts to rebuild their midfield during the summer transfer window, with Gravenberch joining other midfield additions like Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Alexis Mac Allister.
Ryan Gravenberch expressed his excitement about joining Liverpool, emphasizing the club’s stature as one of the biggest in the world and his ambition to contribute to the team’s success. He is expected to provide a fresh and dynamic presence in Liverpool’s midfield, offering his skills and creativity.
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