Liverpool should complete a triple swoop on the Eredivisie worth €83.1million by signing Donyell Malen, Ryan Gravenberch and Denzel Dumfries this summer.
Watching Holland vs. North Macedonia, I couldn’t help but hope that Jurgen Klopp was keeping an eye on the game as there was some unreal talent on the pitch.
While the German has lost one Dutch player in Georginio Wijnaldum who grabbed a brace against the Macedonians, he could gain three young stars from the Netherlands if he raids the Eredivisie this summer.
Anfield Central understands that Liverpool hold an interest in Ryan Gravenberch but will not be able to sign him until next summer due to the player and his father agreeing that at least one more year is owed to Ajax.
An intermediary relayed a message from Ryan Sr. who defiantly said that there is no truth to rumours that Liverpool will sign the 19-year-old this summer but there’s no reason why the Reds can’t agree a deal now to sign him next year.
Transfermarkt values Gravenberch at €34.9m (£29.7m) and signing him would not just be great for immediate value but he’s not even 20 yet so has his entire career ahead of him.
Talks are scheduled for after the EUROs with Mino Raiola, his agent, but he is just one of three Eredivisie talents that Jurgen Klopp should be chasing with Donyell Malen and Denzel Dumfries the other two.
The latter is joint-second for goals scored at the EUROs this summer and while Liverpool are blessed with Trent Alexander-Arnold, his injury underlines their need to sign a similarly brilliant attacking right-back.
Andy Robertson is one of the fittest players in the Premier League and has Greek left-back Kostas Tstimikas, one of the most accurate crossers in Europe, as his cover and while his first season at the club was mired by COVID-19 and injury, he is expected to make more of an impact next season.
Dumfries is a splendid footballer but the issue Liverpool would run into when trying to sign the 25-year-old is that a player with the talent to adequately cover for someone like Trent won’t be happy with sitting on the bench.
Transfermarkt values the PSV fullback at €16.8million (£14.4m) and he’d give Klopp depth that Pep Guardiola would be jealous of.
Finally, Malen is on Liverpool’s radar with Sky Sports Germany reporting that he could be a player that the Reds sign this summer but they add that he would be a successor to Mo Salah.
Valued at €31.5million (£27m) by Transfermarkt, the PSV striker showcased against North Macedonia why he is such a talented player, assisting Memphis Depay after a rapid surge through midfield.
Signing all Malen, Dumfries and Gravenberch would cost around €83million but it would be an investment into Liverpool’s future and given the Reds recent success and Virgil van Dijk’s presence in the side, convincing them to move to Anfield wouldn’t be challenging.