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Liverpool talks reveal Ryan Gravenberch’s price tag and release clause

Aug 31, 2023 #Ryan gravenberch

Liverpool are in talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, with several sources reporting that a fee is likely.

Gravenberch has been identified as a priority target as the Reds’ midfield overhaul continues until the end of the summer transfer window.

With his place at Bayern uncertain, the Dutchman has decided to leave Munich and Anfield is his most likely destination despite interest from Man United.

A contract has yet to be agreed, but he is unlikely to be among the club’s most expensive signings.

Sources in England and Germany have reported that the 21-year-old’s price is between around £25.8m and £35m.

According to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern are demanding around £30m (£25.8m), while his Sky Sports colleague Melissa Reddy claims Gravenberch is worth between £30m (£35m) and £34m. 40 million euros).


Meanwhile, Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph reports that “around £35m could be enough to secure him” and Paul Joyce of the Times adds that “Bayern are likely to be looking for more than £35m”.

Reddy explained to Sky Sports that Gravenberch’s former club Ajax agreed to a 7.5 percent buyout clause when selling the player to Bayern last summer.

This means the Eredivisie club will be entitled to 7.5% of any transfer fees received, which are expected to be between £1.9m and £2.6m.

Meanwhile, Bayern are looking to bring in a new No. 6 ahead of schedule, with Fulham’s Joao Palhinha a key target.

BILD suggest that the Munich side’s desire to reach an agreement with Gravenberch stems from their pursuit of Palhinha, who has been linked with a Liverpool target.

According to a report in the Mirror in April, Gravenberch earns £100,000-a-week at Bayern after tax, meaning Liverpool would need wages of £200,000-a-week on those terms.

Although he wants to move away from Bayern in search of regular team football, there is no guarantee that Gravenberch will be first choice under Jurgen Klopp.

A lot depends on what he thinks his best position is. Summer signings Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai fill advanced roles.