Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly sent contract offers to Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch as Erik ten Hag will be hoping to beat his rivals to the signing of a midfielder that he is after before the window closes.
According to Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror, and further backed up by Mike Verweij of De Telegraaf, both sides have reached out to the midfielder’s management to see if he would be interested in a move to either club.
It is said that the German champions were reluctant to let him leave earlier in the window when both clubs enquired for him but after the midfielder’s insistence of more game time, this has led to Bayern changing their mind on the situation.
Would Gravenberch join United
A report last week by Foot Mercato seemed to indicate the midfielder’s preference would be Manchester United if it was a choice between the two sides.
Mullock has reiterated in his report that the Dutch midfielder still holds Ten Hag in high regard so it seems that the midfielder may well be open to the move.
Fabrizio Romano, on his YouTube channel, told his viewers to keep an eye on the Gravenberch deal, especially with United as the Old Trafford club were reportedly pushing for him.
Where would Gravenberch fit in
It seems likely that were the midfielder to make the move to the Old Trafford club then he would line up alongside Casemiro or even play as a box-to-box midfielder.
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Whether he would push Mason Mount out wide as a result, remains to be seen. The question that probably should be asked is whether it is a risk to sign another player that has played under Ten Hag before.
Surely United’s scouting team have multiple options for the midfield role that they could enquire about rather than going for another signing recommended by the manager.