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Gravenberch's Galatasaray Gambit

Insider Insights on Gala's Pursuit, Liverpool's Dilemma, and the Dutch Midfielder's Quest for Redemption

According to a report from the Turkish publication fotoMac, Galatasaray is eyeing Ryan Gravenberch as a key target for the upcoming summer transfer window. They view him as the perfect midfield companion for former Arsenal player Lucas Torreira. This interest isn't new; Galatasaray reportedly aimed to secure the Dutch midfielder's signature last year but couldn't compete with Liverpool's offer at the time.

Despite being just 21 years old, Gravenberch's time at Anfield hasn't seen the anticipated impact, having only started in 10 league matches so far. An ankle injury during the Carabao Cup final further complicated matters for him. He's slipped down the pecking order behind players like Curtis Jones, Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister, and Dominik Szoboszlai.

Interestingly, Gravenberch's decision to settle in Liverpool almost caused a rift in his international career. He initially declined a call-up to the U21 squad in October but has since been forgiven by Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman.

Looking ahead, both Gravenberch's current club and potentially his future one are engaged in intense title races. Galatasaray leads the Turkish Super League by two points over their arch-rivals Fenerbahce, while Liverpool sits third in the Premier League, trailing

Manchester City

by two points and sitting behind Arsenal on goal difference. As the season enters its final stretch, Gravenberch, who previously played for Ajax and Bayern Munich, aims to contribute to a successful end to Jurgen Klopp's era at Liverpool, should he get the opportunity.



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