Liverpool may have suffered a blow in their quest to sign Ryan Gravenberch next summer, with Manchester United linked with snapping him up.
The Lowdown: Reds linked with Gravenberch move
The Reds are eyeing up new signings ahead of next season, with exciting centre-back Ibrahima Konate already joining from RB Leipzig.
The £29.7million-rated midfielder scored three goals and chipped in with five assists in the Eredivisie last season, making 32 appearances in the competition.
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The Latest: Man United could scupper deal
According to Anfield Central, United are also interested in signing Gravenberch, with Liverpool’s bitter rivals keen to talk to his agent, Mino Raiola.
It is stated that the youngster would hopefully prefer working under Jurgen Klopp than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though.
The Verdict: Potential big blow
Gravenberch is a player of immense potential, so Liverpool should do all they can to pip United to the Dutchman’s signature.
With Jordan Henderson and Thiago both 30, and Fabinho also not getting any younger at 27, Klopp needs to plan for the long-term in midfield.
Curtis Jones looks a likely regular well into the future and Gravenberch could be a great foil for him, averaging 2.2 tackles and interceptions apiece in the Europa League last season, showing how effective he is off the ball.
To lose such a prospect, and to a direct rival no less, would be a big blow to the Reds.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are unhappy after an update on the Reds’ transfer business. Read more here.
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