Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to sign midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich in the coming days, according to The Daily Mail.
Gravenberch has been linked with moves to both Liverpool and Manchester United after struggling for playing time since joining Bayern last summer. The 20-year-old Dutch midfielder only played 937 minutes across all competitions for the German champions last season.
With Gravenberch yet to feature at all this campaign, he is said to be open to leaving Bayern in search of regular first-team action. Liverpool have apparently held productive talks with Bayern over a potential transfer.
Jurgen Klopp is believed to be keen on bringing Gravenberch to Anfield, seeing him as a high priority target. Despite interest from rivals Manchester United, who are monitoring the situation, Liverpool are reported to be in pole position to secure a deal.
Gravenberch rose through the youth ranks at Ajax before breaking into the first team in 2018. He went on to make over 70 appearances for the Dutch club, earning praise for his technical ability and passing range before his move to the Bundesliga.
At just 20 years old, Gravenberch would represent an exciting long-term addition to Liverpool’s midfield. With the Reds currently facing an injury crisis in the center of the park, Gravenberch could compete for immediate minutes if he completes a transfer to Merseyside.