David Ornstein has said that Liverpool have met with representatives of Ryan Gravenberch amid growing reports that the Reds are interested in signing the Bayern Munich midfielder.
Speaking to NBC Sports, the Athletic journalist confirmed the Merseyside giants’ interest in the Netherlands international, who is shaping up to become one of Liverpool’s main midfield targets ahead of a summer overhaul for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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With Jude Bellingham no longer a target for Liverpool, the new direction from the Reds appears to be to add numerous midfielders to their ranks rather than spend their entire budget on one player, with Gravenberch a new prime target for the Premier League side.
And now, Ornstein has confirmed that Gravenberch and his team have been in meetings with Liverpool, an encouraging sign that a transfer could be on the cards ahead of the summer window opening for business in the coming weeks.
Ornstein said: “There are reports in the UK that they have held a meeting with the representatives of Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich. I am of the understanding that that is correct, so they will be exploring many avenues. And why? Because there will be many players leaving the club as well.”
Liverpool should look to wrap up Gravenberch as soon as possible
News of Liverpool’s interest in Gravenberch has exploded in the past few days, with the Reds looking certain to make a real effort to sign the Bayern midfielder as one of their main moves for the summer window. And Klopp and his team should look to wrap up a deal as soon as possible.
Whilst it’s unknown if Liverpool will look to loan in Gravenberch or sign him on a permanent deal, adding the Dutchman to their ranks as quickly as possible will be key in the Reds’ rebuilding their midfield, with the youngster exactly the sort of player needed to get the Merseyside club back to their best.