20-year old Ryan Gravenberch is a target for the Gunners ahead of the summer transfer window according to Florian Plettenberg, a very reliable Bayern journalist.
The Dutchman joined Bayern in July last year, but he hasn’t lived up to the expectations just yet. Although still very young, it looks like the German club could move on from Gravenberch in the summer, with a loan most likely, however a permanent transfer is yet to be ruled out as well.
Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing him in the summer, and are monitoring the situation closely with Thomas Tuchel expected to decide on the players’ future soon.
It is expected if Tuchel writes Gravenberch off at Bayern that Arsenal could very well be the frontrunners for his signature. He is currently on Mikel Arteta’s shortlist with the likes of Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
Arteta is a fan of Gravenberch and sees him as a valuable player for the future, but the Gunners will face competition with Manchester United for his signature. It is expected that Bayern will demand around €50M for the 20-year old.
So far this season, he has played 26 matches, although mostly coming off the bench, and scoring once, with an average rating of 6.41, according to FotMob.
At just 20-years-old, the Dutch international has already played 214 matches across his entire career so far, which is an incredible amount of games at such a young age. Arsenal already have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League and Mikel Arteta is looking to build on that ahead of next season.
With the likelihood the Gunners will be back in the Champions League next season, Ryan Gravenberch could provide some much needed quality in the depth in the central midfield area which Arsenal have lacked at times this season.