Liverpool recently sent a delegation to Germany in order to gather information on Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch.
The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Gravenberch this summer. Journalist Fabrizio Romano today reporting that phone conversations have taken place with Liverpool and Manchester United over this week.
Writing on Twitter today, Bonke claims that Liverpool sent a party including chief scout Barry Hunter and head of recruitment Dave Fallows to check out the Netherlands international.
“The following process shows how much LFC is interested in signing Ryan Gravenberch: Chief scout Hunter & Head of Recruitment Fallows, among others, recently traveled [sic] to Germany to obtain detailed information about the FC Bayern player,” says the journalist.
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Gravenberch rumours return
As well as Bonke and his colleague Philipp Kessler, fellow journalist Christian Falk has also been touching on Liverpool’s pursuit of Gravenberch today.
Also writing on Twitter, Falk claimed that Jurgen Klopp is ‘very confident’ in Gravenberch. The reporter also proposed that Liverpool are preparing a £20m bid.
“Liverpool want to bid £20 Mio [sic] for Ryan Gravenberch,” says Falk. “Jurgen Klopp is very confident in Gravenberch. No bid to Bayern yet.”
It would seem that if Liverpool are only willing to put forward £20m for Gravenberch, then they haven’t learnt their lessons.
They ultimately missed out on Romeo Lavia, for example, having failed to meet Southampton’s asking price. If they do the same on another target, then they probably deserve to lose out on them, too.
Nevertheless, having seemingly been aware of what it would take to sign him all summer, maybe there’s some logic to this.
Liverpool appear to have done extensive research on Gravenberch. Should they then decide to push forward with a deal, they must be absolutely certain that he’s their man.