Manchester United ‘scout Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch’ as they look to strengthen their midfield… but the Dutch wonderkid ‘would prefer a move to Bayern Munich’ where his agent Mino Raiola has strong connections
- Manchester United are scouting Ajax’s teenage midfielder Ryan Gravenberch
- The midfield is seen as a priority position for United during the summer window
- The 19-year-old though would favour a move to Bundesliga side Bayern Munich
- Gravenberch’s agent, Mino Raiola, has strong connections at the German giants
Manchester United have reportedly scouted highly-rated Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch as they consider a potential move to bring him to Old Trafford.
The youngster is one of the most highly-rated teenagers in world football and has been linked with a host of top European sides.
Midfield is seen as a priority position for United to strengthen during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Man United have been scouting Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch over a possible move
The Athletic have reported that the 19-year-old is a key target for the Red Devils as they look to the future following their disappointing Champions League exit.
One potential problem though is a man they are well aware of in the form of football super-agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola, who United have experienced issues with in relation to their current midfield star Paul Pogba, also represents Gravenberch.
Gravenberch is seen as one of the most highly-rated teenage players in world football
The youngster though would prefer a summer move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich
The Ajax star favours a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, where Raiola is said to have strong connections.
Gravenberch is the latest player to have come through Ajax’s famous youth academy which also produced Donny van de Beek, who left United on loan to Everton in January.
He became a regular at the club last season and has already made 97 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring 11 goals.
Gravenberch’s agent Mino Raiola is said to have strong connections with Bayern Munich
Standing at 6’2′ the Dutchman is physically robust, has excellent feet and has the ability to get out of tight spaces.
At Ajax, he has mainly operated in a double pivot and drops deep to help facilitate build-up play.
One key factor over whether he should move to United is whether they qualify for the Champions League.
The Red Devils, who are going to go trophy-less for the fifth season in a row, are one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal who have two games in hand.
Manchester United are looking to the future after their disappointing exit from Europe