Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer has moved to quell speculation surrounding the future of Ryan Gravenberch, insisting that the youngster will receive more playing time next season.
The Dutch international has been linked with a move to Liverpool, with manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly keen on securing his services to bolster the midfield. However, Hainer has expressed his admiration for Gravenberch, stating that the club brought him in due to his exceptional talent, and that he expects the 21-year-old to feature more prominently in the upcoming season.
Gravenberch joined Bayern Munich last season from Ajax, but struggled to establish himself in the first team, leading to rumours of a potential move away from the German giants. However, Hainer’s comments suggest that the club is eager to keep hold of the midfielder, who is widely regarded as one of the most promising young talents in Europe.
Liverpool are currently undergoing a summer overhaul, with several additions expected in midfield to complement the signing of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton. Gravenberch has been identified as a potential target for the Reds, with Klopp reportedly an admirer of his skill and versatility. However, any move for the Dutchman will have to wait until after the Netherlands’ U21 European Championship campaign, which could run until July 8th if they reach the final.
Manchester United are also believed to be interested in Gravenberch, with manager Erik ten Hag having coached the midfielder during his time at Ajax. The Red Devils reportedly approached Gravenberch last summer, but were beaten to his signature by Bayern Munich.
Liverpool have been linked with a number of other midfield targets, including Khephren Thuram of Nice and Manu Kone of Borussia Monchengladbach. The club will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last season, and the addition of a player of Gravenberch’s calibre would be a significant boost to their chances of success.