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Fabrizio Romano confirms what Joao Palhinha transfer failure means for Liverpool and Ryan Gravenberch

Fabrizio Romano confirms what Joao Palhinha transfer failure means for Liverpool and Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has given an update on Liverpool’s pursuit of Ryan Gravenberch after Joao Palhinha’s proposed move to Bayern Munich is plunged into doubt.

So far this summer, the Anfield club have brought in the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo to strengthen their midfield.

Heading into transfer deadline day, many expected Liverpool to add one more midfielder to their ranks before the 11pm deadline on Friday.

On Thursday night, it was reported that Liverpool had agreed a fee of £34.2 million to sign Gravenberch from Bayern.

The player was due to undergo his medical and complete the formalities of the transfer on Friday.

Bayern then turned their attention to Fulham star Palhinha to potentially replace the outgoing Gravenberch.

However, it was reported on Friday afternoon that Palhinha’s move to Bayern could be off.

Many Liverpool fans were worried that the Palhinha deal would have an impact on the Gravenberch transfer.

Now, transfer specialist Romano has eased those worries by giving a significant update on social media.

Romano tweeted: “Sources confirm Ryan Gravenberch deal should be and will be fine despite the incredible tournaround with João Pahlinha.

“Liverpool believe all documents needed are already signed.”


Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel spoke about Gravenberch earlier in the day.

He said: “The main problem for him is that we don't really play with a No. 8 in our 4-2-3-1 system. And we're spoilt for choice up front, with really experienced players.

“Ryan is a very nice, hard-working, committed player. He wasn't happy with his situation. He sees the chance in Liverpool to fight for a place at number eight in a 4-3-3.”

Tuchel continued: “He's wanted to go for a while. An offer came in and we discussed it. It's not done yet, but the outcome is clear.”

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Topics: Ryan Gravenberch, Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Bayern Munich, Fabrizio Romano, Football