Chelsea named as one of several clubs interested in Ryan Gravenberch/ How much Ajax will demand for midfielder

Chelsea named as one of several clubs interested in Ryan Gravenberch/ How much Ajax will demand for midfielder

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 named as one of several clubs interested in Ryan Gravenberch/ How much Ajax will demand for midfielder

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 18: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea is consoled by Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea as he is substituted following an injury during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on May 18, 2021 in London, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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.

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