Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch has warned the German side that ‘things have to change’ after a year of limited action.
The 20-year-old joined Bayern from Ajax last summer and has played 28 times in all competitions, but just four of those appearances have come as a starter.
90min understands that Gravenberch’s frustrations have drawn the interest of a number of Premier League sides, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal each asking to be kept informed of his situation.
Earlier this month, Gravenberch conceded, that while he wants to succeed at Bayern, he would be prepared to consider a move away in future if his game time does not increase, and he has now doubled down on that stance.
“In the beginning, of course, I had to get used to it here, a new environment,” Gravenberch confessed to VI. “Everything is much faster, sometimes even training sessions felt like competitions.
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“It’s a top European club, you can’t miss a thing, but I feel like that ‘getting used to it’ has been behind my for a while now.
“Training and playing at the top level for a year is beautiful and instructive. I say playing, but it’s mainly training. That has to change next season, then I really want to play weekly again. I haven’t spoken to the club management yet, so just wait and see what happens. But it’s clear that this role does not match my expectations.”
Bayern already boast an imposing midfield duo of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, while Konrad Laimer is set to join on a free transfer from RB Leipzig in the summer to add to the competition in front of Gravenberch.
Should the Dutchman opt for a move away from Bayern, he will likely have no shortage of suitors. Erik ten Hag is open to a move for his former Ajax protégé, while Liverpool are known to be exploring their options after accepting defeat in pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
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