Liverpool are set to make a last push to sign Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich before deadline day.
And although there’s feels to be little movement from the Reds, Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg says there’s a different ‘feeling’ in Germany. Posting on Twitter late last night, Plettenberg gave an update on he 21-year-old’s situation.
“Feeling is that Liverpool could push for Ryan Gravenberch in the next days!” he says. “Bayern is waiting for concrete offers as he’s the No. 4 in central midfield under Thomas Tuchel.
“Gravenberch wants to play regularly and is unhappy with his situation. The player has not been informed of a potential swap deal so far. Gravenberch, one to watch until Deadline Day.”
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Liverpool set to make Gravenberch push
If Liverpool do sign a midfielder between now and Friday’s deadline, it feels likely that it will be Gravenberch.
Rumours and links to pretty much every other midfielder have faded or stopped completely.
Manu Kone is perhaps one to keep an eye on in that respect. But otherwise, it seems to be a case of Gravenberch or no one.
Although the 21-year-old wouldn’t have been many supporters’ choice as a final addition, if that is the situation then it’s a no-brainer. Liverpool should push as hard as they can.
Gravenberch may have had a disappointing season at Bayern, but there’s still a player with massive potential there. If the Reds can get him in for a good price, or even a loan, then it may be good business.
The flip side of that is that the Dutchman hasn’t really played for a year. Remarkably, he only managed 559 minutes for Bayern in the Bundesliga last season. Spread across 24 games, that’s an average of barely 23 minutes per game.
Seen through that lens, there’s no wonder Gravenberch wants to leave. But with Liverpool needing someone to hit the ground running, we can’t help but feel a little reserved about his potential signing.