Liverpool have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Ryan Gravenberch in a deal worth €45 million (£38.5m).
The 20-year-old Dutchman has been given permission to travel to Merseyside and complete a medical, after which he will sign a five-year contract with the Reds.
The guaranteed fee is €40m, with a further €5m in potential add-ons. Liverpool accelerated negotiations with Gravenberch’s agent on Wednesday before reaching an agreement with Bayern.
Gravenberch becomes Liverpool’s fourth midfield signing of the summer, joining Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo at Anfield.
The Reds have long admired Gravenberch’s talents, having missed out when he joined Bayern from Ajax last summer. However, he has struggled for game time in Munich, making just 17 Bundesliga appearances.
Liverpool remain convinced Gravenberch can thrive under Jurgen Klopp’s style of play. The player himself is said to be excited by the prospect of working with the German coach on Merseyside.
Plans are underway for Gravenberch to travel to Liverpool as early as Thursday night to finalize the transfer. The club will need to register him before Friday’s 12pm Premier League deadline to make him eligible for the weekend clash against Aston Villa.
The signing of the Dutch international takes Liverpool’s summer spending over €200m. Gravenberch will become the third Dutchman in Klopp’s squad, alongside Virgil van Dijk and recent arrival Cody Gakpo.