Liverpool have made a significant addition to their engine room as they have agreed a fee with Bayern Munich to sign the Dutch starlet, Ryan Gravenberch. Personal terms have also been agreed and a 5-year contract will be signed.
The agreement between the Reds and Bayern is for a set fee of €40 million with a possibility of an additional €5 million in add-ons.
Still only 21, this should prove to be good business for Jurgen Klopp and the club both immediately and into the future.
Ryan Gravenberch will join the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo as it appears the Liverpool midfield revamp is complete for the summer.
While Ryan is not a natural defensive midfield option, he brings a positional versatility that suits the Liverpool system to near perfection.
The club has set-up a medical for early Friday morning as they look to get things wrapped up nice and tidy. However, this time around there is no Chelsea hovering in the shadows to swoop in and steal him at the last minute.
Gravenberch is a player that we have profiled before here at Rush the Kop and we are glad to see the board heeded our advice!
In all reality, Gravenberch was one of the most sought after young midfield talents coming out of Ajax a season ago before he made the move to Germany where he found his playing time extremely limited.
He should find no such issues at Anfield as he can play in a variety of roles which should see him stepping on the pitch a large amount now and going forward.
There were concerns Liverpool would not be willing to spend money to bring big-time talents into the club but this move should alleviate at least some of those concerns. A new defender however should be on the priority list before the window slams shut.
As things stand now, the club have acquired a bright talent for a reasonable fee. Ryan Gravenberch should certainly become a favorite among the Liverpool faithful sooner than later. We can get into specifics about what he might bring later, but for now let’s rejoice in another new midfield arrival.