Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Ryan Gravenberch is about to affix Liverpool to “struggle for a spot” in Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield.
News broke on Thursday night that the Reds had agreed a £34 million take care of the German champions to convey the midfielder to Anfield.
Gravenberch is predicted to develop into the fourth midfield signing of the summer time in a transfer that has been taken proper to the wire forward of Friday’s 11pm switch deadline.
The Dutchman joined Bayern Munich from Ajax final summer time however has did not safe a daily place in Tuchel’s midfield.
The Bayern Munich supervisor has admitted that Gravenberch “wasn’t comfortable” along with his lack of recreation time in Germany and that the midfielder might be heading to Merseyside.
“He’s a box-to-box midfielder for me, an attacking participant. The predominant downside for him is that we don’t actually play with a No. 8 in our 4-2-3-1 system,” defined Tuchel.
“Ryan is a really good, hard-working, dedicated participant. He wasn’t comfortable along with his state of affairs.
“He sees the prospect in Liverpool to struggle for a spot at No. 8 in a 4-3-3. He’s wished to go for some time. An provide got here in and we mentioned it. It’s not finished but, however the end result is evident.”
Tuchel’s quotes seem to point that Gravenberch sees Liverpool as a greater stylistic match for his recreation, along with his upcoming function but to be absolutely decided.
It was reported earlier this month that Liverpool have been targetting a “multi-functional” midfielder quite than a “specialist” No. 6 following Wataru Endo‘s arrival.
Gravenberch seems to suit that invoice, that includes predominantly as a No. 8 however having additionally proven glimpses of his skill to behave as a holding midfielder.
The 21-year-old performed as a defensive midfielder in 17 of his 103 Ajax appearances and has additionally carried out the function at worldwide degree for the Netherlands.
It seems that mere formalities separate Gravenberch from being formally confirmed as a Liverpool participant, with Tuchel verifying his departure along with his newest quotes.
He will observe the signings of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Endo as a part of an emphatic midfield overhaul this summer time.
Gravenberch is a participant the membership have monitored for a while and, aged simply 21, he has a ceiling that followers can rightly get enthusiastic about.