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Update: Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch closing in on €45m move to Liverpool

At the “here we go” stage already, try to keep up...

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Update (8:45 PM EST): Transfer progressing

Ryan Gravenberch’s €45m transfer from Bayern Munich to Liverpool is progressing. Per Fabrizio Romano:

Liverpool and FC Bayern have already exchanged main part of documents for Ryan Gravenberch deal. #LFC

With a flight just hours away, there are fewer and fewer chances that some last-minute snag might cause the deal to fall through before the deadline closes tomorrow (12 PM EST in Germany, six hours later in England).

Update (4:20 PM EST): Flight watch

Gravenberch’s move to Liverpool is still on, but the Dutch international will not be traveling to England until the morning. The flight trackers may have started to worry, but Reds manager Jürgen Klopp is still getting his man.

Per an update from Florian Plettenberg:

⚠️ The flight to Liverpool scheduled for this evening has been canceled. Gravenberch will fly to Liverpool tomorrow morning.

➡️ Most important: Been told his transfer to #LFC is NOT in danger ✅

It’s a DONE DEAL! €45m all-in - Klopp wanted him!

Bayern Munich has agreed terms to sell midfielder Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool FC for €40m + €5m add-ons, per multiple reports.

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg broke the exclusive, with a nod to Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen for the deadline day effort:

❗️Excl. DONE DEAL! Ryan #Gravenberch will join @LFC!

➡️ €45m all-in

➡️ Contract until 2028➡️ He will fly to Liverpool tonight. #LFC

Deal was made by Team Raiola and Jose Fortes Rodrigues together with CEO Dreesen. It’s completed.

Transfers journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the structure of the deal was €40m upfront, plus €5m in add-ons.

The move comes at the close of the transfer window, just one summer after Gravenberch arrived in Munich from Ajax. The 21-year-old Dutch international is highly regarded for his potential, but never found his footing under successive managers Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel.

The Bavarians are now looking to re-shape their midfield — exchanging Gravenberch, an attacking profile in favor of a more defensive one, reported at this stage to be Fulham’s João Palhinha. At Bayern, the midfield ranks are crowded, boasting the likes of Jamal Musiala and Thomas Müller in the front line as well as Leon Goretzka and Konrad Laimer further behind.

Gravenberch will now join Jürgen Klopp’s midfield remake instead, and will net Bayern a profit. The Dutchman arrived for €18m + add-ons last summer.

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