Bayern Munich’s CEO has explained why he didn’t cancel Ryan Gravenberch’s move to Liverpool despite failing to sign a replacement on deadline day.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Jan-Christian Dreesen detailed that the midfielder was keen to move on from Bayern, which was enough to convince the German side to sell Gravenberch to Liverpool.
Dreesen said: “He came to us with the desire for more consistent playing time, so we decided on this transfer together with him. We wish him all the best for his future at Liverpool.”
With Bayern deciding not to self-hijack the sale of Gravenberch to Liverpool, the Reds were able to sign the midfielder for a reported fee of £34m.
However, there’s no denying that Bayern have found themselves in a nightmare scenario, with their failed bid to sign Joao Palhinha now leaving the German giants one short in midfield.
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Regardless of that, Liverpool managed to end the window finally landing their man in Gravenberch, and Bayern could soon regret selling the 21-year-old should the midfielder star on Merseyside.
Bayern might wish they stopped Gravenberch joining Liverpool
There’s no denying that Bayern underused Gravenberch in his one season at the club, and the midfielder becoming a star at Liverpool could quickly make the Bavarian side regret their decision to sell the youngster.
As we know, Gravenberch is one of the most exciting midfield prospects in Europe and is a player who could still become world-class at the right club and playing under the right coach.
And Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp could be just that for Gravenberch, with Anfield the ideal destination for the youngster to take the next step in his career.