Ryan Gravenberch announces he has turned down Erik ten Hag’s request to join Manchester United Football

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Ryan Gravenberch has turned down a move to Manchester United (Photo by Geert van Erven/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch has confirmed he has turned down a move to Manchester United as he has already given his word to Bayern Munich.

The midfielder is only 20 years old but already has ten caps for the Netherlands and is one of the most sought-after players in Europe.

Gravenberch has made over 100 appearances for Ajax in the last four seasons since becoming the youngest player to represent the club at 16 in the 2018/19 campaign.

It was Ten Hag who gave the midfielder his debut and he mentored Gravenberch in the early stages of his career.

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Gravenberch joins Bayern Munich (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Ten Hag was so impressed with Gravenberch that he tried to persuade the midfielder to join him at Old Trafford.

However, the Dutchman has revealed that he has already given his word to Bayern Munich and will move to the Allianz Arena instead.

Manchester United is a very big and nice club,” Gravenberch said.

“But I had such a good feeling with Bayern and I gave them my word.”

United remain determined to sign Gravenberch’s international team-mate Frenkie de Jong.

However, Barcelona are looking around £70m for the former Ajax midfielder but United want to sign him for closer to £55m.

Ten Hag want at least one midfielder this summer following the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata.

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