Ryan Gravenberch has been heavily rumored to leave Ajax this summer, and of course Bayern Munich are among the teams most interested in the young Dutch talent. According to Mike Verwei of Telesport, Bayern’s official offer for Ryan Gravenberch is €17m guaranteed with a maximum of €6m in add-ons.
Bayern's official offer for Ryan Gravenberch is €17m guaranteed plus a maximum of €6m in add-ons. Meanwhile, Ajax are still asking for €30m in total. The Germans have indicated they're not willing to raise their offer [@MikeVerweij] pic.twitter.com/a2Y2mbokRH— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 19, 2022
This isn’t exactly what Ajax were hoping for. Ajax are asking €30 million in total, meaning that Bayern Munich are still €7 million away from what Ajax are demanding. Bayern Munich have indicated that they’re not willing to raise their offer either. So this means one of two things, the first is that Ajax rejects the offer and Bayern walks away empty handed, or one of the two parties cave in and settle for the other parties’ interests.
Moreover, should Ajax and Bayern Munich be unable to work out a deal, Gravenberch could stay in the Netherlands and play out his contract. Bayern Munich’s latest offer was considered a “take or leave it” proposal:
If Ajax do not lower their asking price for Gravenberch (€30m), he's likely to stay next season and leave on a free. Bayern made a 'take it or leave it' offer of €23m in total. The player still only wants Bayern, although other clubs would like to sign him [@MikeVerweij]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 19, 2022
It’s hard to think that Ajax couldn’t find a better offer elsewhere so this probably isn’t great news for any Bayern fans looking to bring in Gravenberch this summer. It’s almost for certain though that this won’t be the last time we hear a Gravenberch transfer update.