Liverpool is making waves in the transfer market once again, this time for its imminent move to secure 21-year-old midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. The young talent is the center of attention as the club edges closer to finalizing the unexpected transfer from Bayern Munich to Liverpool.
The latest developments, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, highlight Liverpool’s proactive stance. The club has not only expressed its interest but also confirmed to Bayern Munich its readiness to submit an official bid for Ryan Gravenberch.
This communication between the clubs has been ongoing since Monday, setting the wheels in motion for what promises to be a significant transfer. However, the formal process hinges on Bayern’s approval, as they require a replacement before giving the green light for the move. It’s worth noting that Gravenberch himself is eager to make the switch to Liverpool.
Understand Liverpool have confirmed to Bayern they’ve official bid ready to be submitted for Ryan Gravenberch 🚨🔴 #LFC
Clubs in contact since Monday, formal process will start once Bayern will give green light as they need replacement.
Gravenberch wants Liverpool move. pic.twitter.com/5vemH9Y7so
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2023
According to Mirror, the midfielder is poised to sign a substantial five-year deal, with a weekly wage of $253,000. This impressive figure translates to a staggering $12 million for the entirety of the upcoming season. Such a lucrative contract underscores Liverpool’s commitment to securing Gravenberch’s services and investing in his future contributions to the team’s success.
Sky Sports provides additional insight into the current situation surrounding Gravenberch. He has been notably absent from Bayern Munich’s training sessions, indicating a desire for change. Various sources suggest that the potential fee for acquiring Gravenberch’s signature falls within the range of $33 million to $44 million.
Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Fulham’s João Palhinha as they look to secure a potential replacement for Liverpool target Ryan Gravenberch 🔴⚽ pic.twitter.com/yW3Sg0sZZy
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 30, 2023
Gravenberch was originally signed from Ajax by Bayern Munich just last summer, and due to a sell-on clause in the contract, Ajax stands to receive a notable 7.5% of the transfer fee, showcasing the intricate web of financial agreements that underpin such high-profile transfers.
Ryan Gravenberch’s salary at Bayern Munich
The highly-rated Dutch midfielder signed a five-year contract at Bayern in 2022, which was meant to keep him at the club till 2027. As per the contract, Gravenberch earns around $192,000 per week, which sums up to $10 million for the season.
The highly-rated Dutch midfielder has struggled for game time since his signing, due to intense competition for midfield places at the German club. He made a total of 33 appearances for Bayern last season, featuring for the club for only 937 minutes in those appearances, a big drop off from the 3,200 minutes he played for Ajax in 2021/22 as a teenager.
Ryan Gravenberch definitely has mad talent 🇳🇱🔥
— Vision 🇭🇺 (@Lfc__vision) August 31, 2023
With the addition of Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig and the return of Marcel Sabitzer from loan at Manchester United, the competition at Bayern has increased even more. Gravenberch is not guaranteed a regular starting spot and is looking to move to a club where he can get more playing time.
The Dutch midfielder is in need of more game time, and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool might be the perfect destination for him this season.