Ryan Gravenberch’s move to Bayern Munich is a done deal. The midfielder will strengthen FCB for the coming season.

Ryan Gravenberch’s move to Bayern Munich is perfect. As the German record champions announced on Monday, the 20-year-old midfielder is moving from Ajax Amsterdam to Säbener Straße. He signed a contract that runs until 2027.

“Ryan Gravenberch will give our team a lot. He is one of the greatest talents in Europe, has excellent technique, always finds solutions in the smallest of spaces, is very dynamic and a goal threat,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

And Gravenberch himself enthused: “When FC Bayern’s request came, I didn’t have to think twice. FC Bayern is one of the biggest clubs there is: players from all over the world want to play for this club. I’m coming to Munich to winning a lot of titles – and FC Bayern is used to winning a lot of titles.”

According to media reports, the fee for Gravenberch should be 18 million euros, with bonus payments adding another 5.5 million euros. In addition, Ajax allegedly secured a stake in a possible resale of the player.

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Gravenberch is the second external signing for Bayern and also the second to come to Munich from Amsterdam. The German champions had previously signed right-back Noussair Mazraoui, but the 24-year-old Moroccan came on a free transfer.

A transfer from Gravenberch had been hinted at for months, and at the recent Ajax championship celebration, a teammate even talked about the change. Gravenberch takes the place of Corentin Tolisso in the Bayern squad. The Frenchman is leaving FCB on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.