The Red Devils are reportedly interested in making a potential move for Gravenberch, but they are set to face competition from European giants Juventus and Barcelona for his signature, per The Mirror. The Amsterdam club are reportedly preparing to field substantial interest from other Premier League clubs in the emerging 18-year-old talent.
United signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax in the summer and the midfielder was handed his first major start for the club in their Champions League win against RB Leipzig last night. Former Red Devils goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is now CEO at the Dutch club, which could give Manchester United a potential advantage in securing a move for him.
Gravenberch has been likened to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and he has been a key performer for Ajax so far this term, averaging 1.3 shots per game and 1.5 key passes per game in the Eredivisie (Sofascore). That form has alerted a host of Europe’s biggest clubs to his potential.
United fans react to Gravenberch interest
Many United fans urged the Red Devils to do all they can to secure the talented midfielder, while a few pointed out the impact that Van der Sar could have on enabling them to make a deal happen.
VAN DER SAR TO THE RESCUE.
— ᥅ (@TheFergusonWay) October 29, 2020
Edwin coming through again
— (@quinn_utd) October 29, 2020
Excellent midfielder with an extremely bright future, box to box, smart, work rate is top and just a generally great player I mean he’s from Ajax academy the same place Donny developed his trade at so watch this space
— Alex Duggan (@AlexDuggan20) October 29, 2020
Correct baller, would be a smart move
— Selby (@SelbyKojo) October 29, 2020
Pogba Regen for the people who know nothing about this kid
— Henry Dixon (@hennydix) October 29, 2020
— Lucas #ForaCuca (@LucasU2fan) October 29, 2020
— (@utdjamieee) October 29, 2020
In other news, find out which United player had fans raving over his performance in the win over Leipzig here.
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