Liverpool in talks with Ryan Gravenberch over late summer move to Anfield

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Liverpool are in talks over a summer move for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, according to a key update that has emerged ahead of deadline day.

It has all gone a little quiet at Anfield when it comes to transfer business, with Wataru Endo arriving in a surprise transfer, but nobody else coming in since Dominik Szoboszlai in early July.

There is still arguably a clear need for a new defensive midfielder to arrive before Friday night’s transfer cutoff, in order to give Liverpool the best possible opportunity to push for trophies this season.

One player who has been linked with a move to the Reds numerous times since the end of last season is Gravenberch, with the Dutchman struggling in his first season at Bayern Munich.

While his stock has fallen a little over the past 12 months, having been seen as such a huge talent at Ajax, it looks as though Liverpool are still looking to sign him, according to This Is Anfield:

This Is Anfield understands the Reds have made a firm move for the Dutchman after receiving encouragement that a deal can be struck in the final days of the transfer window.

“Gravenberch has been the topic of internal wrangling in Munich for much of this summer, with key figures split over whether he should be allowed to depart.

“However, a call now appears to have been made, with Bayern now showing a willingness to negotiate.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s late interest in Gravenberch…

This is an intriguing transfer update that many Liverpool supporters will be relieved about, with an additional midfielder so badly needed this summer.

Admittedly, Gravenberch isn’t known for being an out-and-out defensive midfielder, preferring to play in a No.8 role, but if Jurgen Klopp feels he can be moulded in a No.6, the manager has plenty of credit in the bank to be trusted.

At just 21 years of age, there is still so much maturing for the Netherlands international to do as a footballer, having already scored 12 goals and registered 13 assists in 103 appearances for Ajax.

Solving that defensive midfield issue is absolutely imperative, though, so it would be a strange signing if Klopp didn’t see him in a deeper role.

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