Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch has revealed that he will leave Bayern Munich this summer if he is not guaranteed playing time next season, according to De Telegraaf. The 21-year-old joined Bayern from Ajax in 2022, but after spending the majority of last season as a substitute, he’s revealed he doesn’t want to experience another campaign like his debut season in the Bundesliga.
Under Julian Nagelsmann, who has since been sacked as Bayern boss, Ryan Gravenberch once spent three consecutive games on the bench. ‘I thought: seriously, what is this?’ He told De Telegraaf. ‘I had expected that I would get more chances and minutes than I eventually got. I had done very good preparation and thought I deserved it.’
In March, Thomas Tuchel took over as head coach. Ryan Gravenberch’s situation changed and he was handed more opportunities. However, the midfielder doesn’t know yet if Thomas Tuchel wants to use him next season. Gravenberch said ‘There may be plans with me. I haven’t really spoken to the trainer about that yet, that will come after the European Championship when I’m back from Georgia and Romania. Then we’ll see how things are.’
Gravenberch made it clear that if he doesn’t receive regular game time next season, he’d rather play somewhere else. ‘I just want to play more, preferably at Bayern Munich. And otherwise at a club where I play 100 percent. That’s my preference. Because I don’t want to have another year like the one I’ve had now. One like that. One season is good, I really learned a lot. But I just want to play football.’