Chelsea are one of the top European clubs interested in Ajax and Dutch starlet, Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports stemming from Spain.
Ryan Gravenberch’s Ajax stint
Gravenberch is just one of countless talents to have emerged from the famed Ajax academy over the years.
At just 19 years of age, he is still very raw, and has a lot to learn in the footballing world.
But, despite his tender years, the Amsterdam-born midfielder has already begun to garner regular minutes with Ajax’s senior side.
After impressing at youth level, Gravenberch was promoted to the club’s first-team setup during the 2019/20 campaign.
And the Dutchman went on to float in and out of Erik ten Hag’s squad.
The last 12 months+, though, have seen the youngster firmly cement himself in Ajax’s midfield ranks.
All told, Gravenberch has featured 71 times for the Eredivisie giants’ senior side to date.
And across these appearances, the seven-time capped Netherlands international has racked up 10 goals and eight assists.
Chelsea linked with Ryan Gravenberch
Now, as mentioned above, reports stemming from Spain have credited Chelsea with an interest in Gravenberch.
According to football.london, citing Spanish outlet Fichajes, Chelsea are reportedly competing with Barcelona and Juventus for the signing of Gravenberch.
Ajax are said to be set to demand €75m for his signature.
Chelsea’s reported interest in Gravenberch comes at a time when the Blues do seem to be eyeing fresh legs in midfield.
Jorginho will be 30 later this year, whilst N’Golo Kante is also getting on and becoming fairly injury-prone.
Granted, Chelsea did sign Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid over the summer, but he is yet to impress in a Chelsea shirt.