Liverpool pushing hard to sign 'wonderful' player, they'll even happily take him on-loan


Liverpool pushing hard to sign 'wonderful' player, they'll even happily take him on-loan

Liverpool are so keen to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch that they’ll even agree to a loan move this summer.

Gravenberch has emerged as one of the Reds top targets as they look to rebuild their midfield. And according to 90min, Jurgen Klopp is ‘pushing hard’ to bring the 20-year-old to Anfield.

For now, the chances of that happening look to be hanging in the balance. Bayern are claimed to be reluctant to let Gravenberch go, and have reportedly informed him of that fact. However, the Netherlands international is said to have rejected this position, urging his club to ‘soften their stance’ and consider offers for him.

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Should Bayern end up doing that, Liverpool will seemingly be first in line. 90min report that Klopp’s interest is not limited to a permanent deal either, with a loan move also potentially on the table for the Reds. If they agree to letting Gravenberch go permanently though, it’s claimed that the Germans could double the initial £15m they paid Ajax for him.

Despite them having told the Dutchman he’s going nowhere, Liverpool are reportedly ‘not dissuaded’ by Bayern’s not for sale stance. They’re not the only ones interested though, with Manchester United and Arsenal also said to be watching on.

Liverpool looking for Gravenberch solution

Some Liverpool fans will snort at the prospect of bringing a loan player in this summer. What’s the point in papering a temporary issue over a problem that needs fixing permanently?

But given the specific circumstances of this particular deal, maybe it could actually make sense for everyone.

If Liverpool agree to a decent loan fee, as well as an option to buy price, there’s every chance they could end up ultimately signing Gravenberch anyway. With Bayern unwilling to lose him just yet, they’d surely be more open to agree to a halfway house type deal.

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Either way, if the player keeps pushing to leave, they’ll have to change their approach. There’s no point to keep an unhappy Gravenberch around. If they can double their money on him and cut ties, it may be in their best interests. You can understand them wanting to keep hold of him, though. As Ruud Gullit told Sport Buzzer, the midfielder is a ‘wonderful’ player.

But playing time hasn’t improved for him in Munich since Thomas Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann. As a result, it feels unlikely that he’ll back down. Seemingly excited by talk of a move to Anfield, Gravenberch appears to have made up his mind.

That will surely be encouraging Liverpool here. If they even got a whiff that this deal wasn’t possible, they’d have walked away by now. Instead, it appears to be full steam ahead.

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