Liverpool will lose Georginio Wijnaldum this summer and have ticked off Ryan Gravenberch’s name to replace him. But the very young Ajax midfielder (18) is also tracked by Chelsea. The battle is going to be tough.
Next summer, we know, the end of contract ball is going to be quite impressive. Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos will leave their respective clubs, in France, Memphis Depay and Florian Thauvin should also pack their bags when, in England, Sergio Agüero leaves Manchester City and Georginio Wijnaldum will say goodbye to the Liverpool Reds. Precisely, the case of the Dutch interests us.
Nothing very new about him, he should engage with FC Barcelona, where Ronald Koeman has been making his eyes soft for almost a year now. But Jürgen Klopp and his leaders have already targeted the replacement they want. And what better than a Dutchman to replace a Dutchman? This is obviously what the residents of Anfield think since they checked the name of Ryan Gravenberch.
Young, but big experience
The Dutch midfielder from Ajax Amsterdam is still a very young player (18 years old). But that does not prevent him from playing a lot: 34 matches, 34 starts this season in all competitions. Almost two years ago now, his name had already circulated on the side of Juventus Turin without the case continuing. Since then, he started at a very high level with his training club.
It is already valued at 35 million euros and according to The Express, Chelsea are also said to be in the race for his signature. With three selections already for the Dutch senior team, Gravenberch has solid experience despite his youth. Above all, for the two English clubs, we will have to act quickly before we see him again in the Champions League next season. This is what happened for Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. You know the rest.