It looks like both English Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will have to look elsewhere in their search for a top central defender, with reports claiming that their reported target, Ryan Gravenberch. The towering defender has been linked with a move to several clubs from the start of last season, but clubs have not been given the green light by Ajax to start negotiations for his possible signing. Mundo Deportivo believe Barcelona tried to sign the Netherlands international when he was just 15, and they still admire him to this day.
Liverpool were rumored to have attempted to open negotiations for Gravenberch last summer, but it looked as though the transfer fee and the wage demands were a problem for the Reds, as they refused to bend to those demands. With Jurgen Klopp signing Ibrahima Konate from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig some months ago, it now looks highly unlikely that Liverpool will be trying to make a move for the Dutch star anytime soon.