Man Utd joined by Bayern Munich in Ryan Gravenberch transfer as 'next Paul Pogba' closes in on Ajax exit

BAYERN MUNICH have reportedly joined the race to sign Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax.

The 19-year-old joined the Ajax academy in 2010 and has risen through the ranks to earn a regular spot in the first team starting line-up.

He became the club's youngest ever Eredivisie player in 2018 when he was just 16 years and 130 days old.

And now he is one of the most sought after youngsters in European football.

His youth coach Brian Tevreden even suggested that he was better than Paul Pogba.

He said: "Physically, I see Frank [Rijkaard] in him from back in the day because he’s tall and very strong.

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"But technically, I would say he’s a better version of Pogba in his best days at Juventus, in terms of his technique and his presence on the pitch.

"He’s very dominant like Pogba was, and that’s what I see in Ryan."

He has since become a key transfer target for Manchester United, who are looking to add to their midfield ranks.

However, Bayern Munich are now determined to swoop in and place an offer.

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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Gravenberch has become a priority target for the Reds.

He took to Twitter to announce: "Bayern are really pushing on Ryan Gravenberch deal with Raiola as priority signing.

"Personal terms negotiation now well advanced, contract proposal ready – up to the clubs to complete the agreement.

"Bayern are on it – they hope to sign Ryan as soon as possible."

Bayern Munich are looking to make some major additions this summer.

Julian Nagelsmann's side have been linked with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Joao Felix and Erling Haaland.

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