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Liverpool Eyeing A Move For This Bayern Munich Star: What Will He Bring To Anfield?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Goal claimed that Liverpool are eyeing a move for Bayern Munich star Ryan Gravenberch. It has been mentioned that the Reds are hoping to land the Dutch midfielder during this summer transfer period.

Gravenberch’s Difficult Campaign In German Football

Gravenberch is experiencing a tough season at Bayern Munich as he has struggled to earn regular first-team starts for them in the Bundesliga. The Dutch sensation has been involved in 27 matches for the Bavarian club during this campaign, finding the back of the net once and picking up one assist across all competitions.

The 20-year-old has made most of his appearances as a substitute which explains why he is only averaging 0.6 tackles, 0.5 shots, 0.4 key passes and 0.4 dribbles per game in Bundesliga. However, he has been accurate when distributing possession from midfield based on his pass success rate of 89.1% in the top tier of German football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at the Allianz Arena is set to expire in the summer of 2027. Thus, it won’t be easy for the Reds to sign him on the cheap in this off-season.

Ryan Gravenberch
MUNICH, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 01: Ryan Gravenberch of FC Bayern München runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Bayern München and FC Internazionale at Allianz Arena on November 01, 2022 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

What Will Gravenberch Bring To Anfield?

Gravenberch is a good tackler of the ball and can sense the danger well to make some timely interceptions for his side at the centre of the park. He doesn’t mind clearing the danger when the opposition are on the front foot and is a decent passer of the ball as well.

However, the Dutch midfield ace needs to figure out a way to improve his offensive numbers if he wants to prove his worth as a world-class, two-way midfielder someday.

Gravenberch is good enough to bring more quality and depth to Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp‘s squad. He will also help the Merseyside club challenge across all competitions over the next few years. However, it remains to be seen whether he can make a smooth transition to life at Anfield where he will be expected to perform week in week out.

At 20, Gravenberch has his best years ahead of him which makes him a great, long-term target for Liverpool to pursue when the transfer window reopens later this summer.

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