‘The player is ours!’ – Jose Enrique leaks Liverpool’s first summer transfer with Bayern star on brink of shock move
LIVERPOOL have already completed their first signing of the summer… according to their former player Jose Enrique.
The Reds are eager to bolster their midfield after enduring a difficult campaign this time around.
Jose Enrique played 99 times for Liverpool between 2011 and 2016Getty
Thiago Alcantara and Arthur Melo have missed plenty of time with injuries, while Stefan Bajcetic has now been ruled out for the season.
Liverpool have been linked with a stunning swoop for England star Jude Bellingham.
But according to Enrique, they’ve already sealed a move for another midfield wonderkid.
Appearing on a live stream, the Spaniard was asked about Bayern Munich youngster Ryan Gravenberch.
He said: “This player is ours, amigo… He said ‘yeah’.”
Enrique, 37, then elaborated: “It’s the same agent as me, team Raiola.
“We had a meeting not long ago in London, this is our player.”
His co-host then interrupted him, warning: “Be careful, you’re on live!”
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Gravenberch burst on to the scene with Ajax before making the switch to Bayern last summer for a fee rising to around £20million.
He has struggled to make an impression at Allianz Arena, however, starting just ONE Bundesliga match this season.
Despite his lack of action, Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann backed Gravenberch to become one of the world’s best midfielders.
He told Sky Germany in October: “I had a good conversation with Ryan this week.
I’ve told him that he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the world one day
“I’ve told him again clearly what the difference is from his role last year, when he always played from the start.
“It’s not quite so easy for a young player to come in at 20 and only come on for 20 minutes. It’s just a whole different approach.
“He is of course sad that he doesn’t play much, but not frustrated or angry at all. He’s a great guy, who will continue his development.
“I’ve told him that he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the world one day, and I’m committed to that.
“He just has to adjust a few things, and he will do that.”
GettyRyan Gravenberch has started one Bundesliga match since joining Bayern Munich[/caption]