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Ryan Gravenberch completes Bayern Munich move

Toby Cudworth
Ryan Gravenberch celebrates Ajax's Eredivisie success
Ryan Gravenberch celebrates Ajax's Eredivisie success / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch on a five-year deal.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise in Amsterdam and quickly established as a key player at club level and on the international stage with the Netherlands.

Bayern moved quickly to secure Gravenberch's services last month after it became apparent that Ajax would entertain suitable offers, and the Bundesliga champions have now confirmed his arrival on their official website.

"When the offer came from FC Bayern, I didn't have to think about it for long," Gravenberch said of his move.

"FC Bayern are one of the biggest clubs around; players from all over the world want to play for this club. I'm coming to Munich to win lots of titles - and FC Bayern are used to winning lots of titles. Anything is possible with this club, including winning the Champions League. The togetherness in this team is very strong, which I like."

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Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: "Ryan Gravenberch will offer a lot to our team. He's one of the biggest talents in Europe, has superb technical ability, always finds solutions in tight spaces, is very dynamic and a goal threat.

"The fact he's chosen FC Bayern shows that he's convinced by us as a club and the opportunities here. We love players with that mentality. We're confident that we'll enjoy lots of success with him."

Gravenberch is the second Ajax player to depart for Bayern this summer, following in the footsteps of Noussair Mazraoui. He will officially become a Die Roten player on July 1 after signing a four-year deal.