Ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has raised doubts about his former club’s interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
The Dutchman moved to Germany last summer but he has only made one start in the Bundesliga this season and Johnson has questioned why the player has been unable to break into Bayern’s first team:
“I’d be worried about the fact that he’s not played more for Bayern Munich. He’s obviously a young player that looks the part and Bayern Munich must have thought very highly of him to sign him in the first place, but I’d be concerned that Ryan’s been unable to bang on the door more at Bayern. If he’s not been good enough for Bayern, then will he be good enough for Liverpool?”
It’s a legitimate point that Johnson makes but, from the sound of things, Gravenberch’s negligible impact at Bayern is not putting off the Reds and other Premier League teams.
Reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp’s side have already made contact with the 20-year-old’s father, while both Manchester United and Arsenal are said to have had talks with the player’s representatives.
Although Bayern are believed to be reluctant to let Gravenberch leave, they may be forced into a sale if the Netherlands international agitates for a move, so we shall have to wait and see how this transfer story unfolds in the coming weeks.