In an interview with Dutch media Telegraaf, the father of new Bayern Munich signing Ryan Gravenberch (20) criticised the recruitment approaches of PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
In the interview, which was transcribed by PSG Culture, he said, “If you look at PSG, Manchester City or Real Madrid, they buy 15 players when they already have a squad of 40 names. They just look at who stands out, and for the others, it’s a shame. Bayern only make a maximum of three, four, or five targeted signings. They are players that they really invest in. That clearly played a role in Ryan’s choice.”
Gravenberch’s arrival at the Allianz Arena was officialised on Monday. The fee is reported to be around €25m plus add-ons, and the Dutchman has signed on a deal that runs until June 2027. Last season for Ajax, he made 30 Eredivisie appearances, scoring twice and registering five assists.