Liverpool reportedly remain interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, but the only way a move could happen is if the player asks to leave the club.
Gravenberch signed for Bayern last season to a contract worth a reported £152,000-a-week, yet the midfielder was only a bit-part player under both Julian Naglesmann and Thomas Tuchel.
As a result, Liverpool are now interested in signing Gravenberch. Yet it appears that the Reds will only manage to complete a deal if the player himself asks Bayern to leave.
Romano said on Gravenberch’s situation at Bayern: “The only way to make it happen is on the player’s side, because of the player goes and says ‘sell me, because I don’t want to play here’.
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“At the moment the player is concerned by the situation because he wants to be a starter, but he hasn’t gone there and said let me go. It’s still something that is on the early stages between Gravenberch and Bayern and Liverpool can only wait.”
Romano update on Gravenberch should fill Liverpool with confidence
Liverpool might seem some ways off from signing Gravenberch this summer, but with each passing day before the deadline, the odds of the Dutchman leaving Bayern increase.
As we know, Gravenberch is unlikely to become a starter for Tuchel this season even with the 21-year-old an ideal option for Bayern in the midfield. And as a result, the player could request a transfer later this month.
It will be a late deal and potentially an expensive one, but for Liverpool, signing Gravenberch would be quite the coup given how talented the youngster is and how good the former Ajax player could become.