Report: Liverpool could move for 'world-class' midfielder, but back away from £34m signing
Ryan Gravenberch remains a real option for Liverpool this summer, the Liverpool Echo report, although they have cooled interest in Florian Neuhaus.
There were claims in Germany that Liverpool were set to make £34-million rated Neuhaus (Daily Mirror), who currently plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, their second signing of the summer.
However, the Echo suggests these reports were wide of the mark, and although Liverpool may look to bring in a midfielder he won’t be the one.
Ajax youngster Gravenberch is one who is very much on Liverpool’s radar, though, as they seek to make improvements to their squad.
Goal back up these claims and say that the midfield star, who was part of Holland’s Euro 2020 squad despite still only being a teenager, has big admirers in Liverpool’s recruitment team.
Gravenberch’s appeal is obvious to anyone who has seen him in action.
The 19-year-old, who has been hailed as a ‘world-class’ talent by Dutch coach Aad de Mos (Sport Voetbal), is blessed as a complete midfielder, who is naturally talented both in attacking and defensive areas.
His size is a real asset and belies his tender years, but he is also hugely skillful in possession and possesses great creativity.
Gravenberch looks to be one of the hottest young prospects in European football, and with Liverpool on the look out for a replacement for his compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum, he could be an excellent option as his successor.