“I’m happy to be here in Munich” – Dutch playmaker reveals reason why he snubbed Man Utd

By | June 25, 2022

Soon-to-be Bayern Munich playmaker Ryan Gravenberch has confirmed that he snubbed interest from Premier League giants, Manchester United to join Ajax.

The 20-year-old creative midfielder worked closely under Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam since working his way up from the teams youth academy and was tipped to follow him and represent Man Utd for the upcoming season.

The Red Devils are expected to prioritise the securing the services of a new playmaker this summer transfer window after losing for free Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.

However, Gravenberch has recently confirmed that he would be joining German giants, Bayern Munich for the 2022-23 campaign after Julian Nagelsmann’s team agreed a reported £21m deal for his services.

“Bayern is a big club. I think you have to win big titles here. And that’s also what I expect. I’m happy to be here in Munich now,” Gravenberch told German outlet Bild.

The Dutch midfielder has subsequently revealed that Man Utd tried to sig him.

“Manchester United is a very big and nice club. But I already had such a good feeling at Bayern and I had them given my word,” Gravenberch told De Telegraaf.

Gravenberch leaves Ajax after playing 103 games for the Dutch heavyweights in all competitions, founding back of the net 12 times and providing 13 assists in the process.