Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has seemingly revealed that his old club will sign Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich this summer.
Gravenberch has been one of the many midfielders linked with a move to Anfield at the end of the season. And appearing on his very own YouTube channel today, Enrique appeared confident that the links to the 20-year-old are credible.
“This player is ours amigo, Gravenberch,” the former left-back told his host, whilst browsing through Wyscout.
“Yeah, the problem is that his agent is the same agent as Bobby Firmino,” replied his co-host.
“Amigo, it’s the same agent as me! Team Raiola! Amigo, we had a meeting with them, not long ago in London.”
“Be careful, you’re on live, amigo!” Enrique’s co-host laughed.
“It doesn’t matter, I’m not talking about any player or anything. But look, this is our player,” the Spaniard replied.
Enrique lets the cat out of the bag
This could be something from Enrique, but it could also be nothing. The 37-year-old has been a very vocal follower of Liverpool since the end of his playing days.
If he had inside information on a deal for Gravenberch, it seems unlikely that he’d be able to keep it under his hat.
In fairness, you could argue that that is exactly what has happened here. Unable to keep his excitement quiet, Enrique has accidentally broadcasted some big news to the world. Only time will tell on that one.
But say we do take the former Red at face value. Gravenberch could be exactly what Liverpool need in their midfield. Young, big, powerful, technical, hungry – the Dutchman is everything Jurgen Klopp has been missing.
The 20-year-old has been described as being ‘world-class’ by fans in awe of his game. Although that might feel like an exaggeration, he certainly has the potential to be just that.
Breaking into the Ajax side at just seventeen, he was a fixture under Erik ten Hag before a move to Bayern last year. It hasn’t quite worked out for Gravenberch in Germany, though. His lack of playing time has led to suggestions that he isn’t happy at the Allianz Arena.
Given that he only joined the German champions for an initial £16m and hasn’t set the world alight since, the fee shouldn’t be too big. In that respect, as well as his abilities, Gravenberch could be just what Liverpool need in terms of finances. Low cost, high celling. Just the way Liverpool like it. Let’s hope old Jose is onto something here.
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