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Liverpool reach agreement to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch for €40 million, according to The Athletic.

The 21-year-old Netherlands international will fly to Liverpool tonight and undergo a medical tomorrow as the Reds look to get the deal over the line before the transfer deadline.

Manchester United were also keen on signing Gravenberch, but he always wanted to join the Anfield club ahead of other suitors and will sign a long-term contract with the club.

The former Ajax star is set to become the fourth midfield signing for Liverpool this summer following the earlier arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo.

The defensive midfielder joined Bayern last summer but struggled for playing chances, starting just three of the 24 Bundesliga appearances he made.

Gravenberch has played just nine minutes of football this term and has had enough, and it will be interesting to see whether he can immediately force his way into the starting XI at Liverpool.

He is a brilliant passer and strong challenger in aerial duels, and his love for playing long shots and shooting from a distance would come in handy at Liverpool.

Klopp is an admirer of the Dutchman and the German will look to get the best out of him and make him a better player as he is still rough around the edges.

The Merseysiders lost the ball possession battle in two out of the three Premier League games played so far this term, and the addition of Gravenberch should help address their current struggles in the middle of the park.

Liverpool face Aston Villa on Sunday at Anfield in their last game before the international break, and it remains to be seen if their soon-to-be player would taste action or wait until they travel to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 16 before making his debut.

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