Liverpool has completed strengthening its midfield by signing ‘Ajax talent’ Ryan Gravenberg (21).

Liverpool said on the club website on the 2nd (Korean time), “We have completed a long-term contract with midfielder Gravenberg from Bayern Munich. The Netherlands international underwent a medical test today and finalized the contract, making him his fourth player this summer. “I am a new student,” he announced. His jersey number is 38.토토사이트

Previously, Liverpool signed Alexis Mac Allister, Dominique Szoboslaui, and Wataru Endo. In addition, on the last day of the transfer market, they added Hrabenberg, adding four new players to the team.

With this, Liverpool successfully completed its midfield reorganization. This summer, new faces filled the void left by James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. In fact, coach Jurgen Klopp most wanted Moises Caicedo and Romeo Rabia, but when the recruitment fell through, he turned his attention to bringing in Endo and Hrabenberg.

Gravenberg, who is 190cm tall, is a talent who grew up in the Ajax youth academy. He set the record for Ajax’s youngest debut by entering the first team at the age of 16, and was selected as the Netherlands’ Prospect of the Year for the 2020-2021 season.

His entry into the big club went smoothly. Gravenberg wore the Munich uniform last year for a transfer fee of 18.5 million euros (about 26.3 billion won). However, he was unable to establish himself in Munich and played only 559 minutes in the Bundesliga. There were only three games in which he appeared as a starter.

Gravenberg chose to take on a new challenge at Liverpool. The interests of him, who needed playing time, and Liverpool, who needed midfield resources, aligned perfectly. In particular, it is known that Manager Klopp has previously valued Gravenberg’s potential.

It is a satisfactory deal for Munich as well. According to various media outlets, including ‘The Athletic’, Hrabenberg’s transfer fee is 40 million euros (approximately 56.9 billion won), and the contract period is 5 years. Munich is also not a loss-making business, as it earned more than double in one year by selling players whose positions in the team were ambiguous.

Grabenberg, wearing a Liverpool shirt, said, “I’m really happy. I’m very happy that the transfer has happened and I’m finally here. From the outside, Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. The fans, the stadium, and the outside are all the best. “I chose the team for the right reason,” he said about joining the team.

He continued, “I’m really looking forward to playing at Anfield. I can’t wait to hear the cheers of ‘YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone)’. Now we start anew. I will give my all for this team.” “This is a trophy. We will play a lot of games to win the trophy and show them who we are and who I am,” he said.

Hrabenberg got to share a meal with his fellow Dutch national team members, captain Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo. He said, “We talked a lot before I moved. They said Liverpool was a good team and everything was the best. In fact, my decision was quick.”

Coach Klopp also could not hide his expectations. “Hrabenberg has a special talent, everyone knows that. I am very happy to have him,” he said. “Everything is good. We have brought in a really good player. “Let’s help them utilize it,” he said.

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