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Ryan Gravenberch speaks on his future amid interest from other clubs

Gravenberch was mainly used as substitute in his debut season in Premier League

Ryan Gravenberch, the young and talented Liverpool midfielder, has been making waves in the football world since his move from Bayern Munich to Liverpool last summer. Despite being largely used as a substitute in the Premier League, he managed to score four goals and provide two assists in 36 appearances during his maiden season.

Liverpool acquired Gravenberch for a hefty fee of £34 million. His performance throughout the season was commendable, with an eye-catching end that included scoring a goal in a 3-1 victory over Fulham. This marked one of many highlights of his first year at Anfield.

Interest from Besiktas amidst managerial change

Recent reports from Turkey suggest that Süper Lig club Besiktas is keen on signing the 22-year-old Dutchman during the upcoming transfer window. However, with Arne Slot taking over Jurgen Klopp's position at Anfield, Gravenberch seems excited about working under his fellow countryman's leadership.

Ryan Gravenberch, Liverpool midfielder, said:

“That's why I'm satisfied with my season at Liverpool, I wanted to make more minutes and I succeeded. I have played good matches, but also lesser ones. No, I'm not as tired as I am after a season where you've played everything. I haven't played everything. Can that freshness be an advantage? Well, I'm ready if you ask me. Anyway, first let's be part of the final selection.

“A top club, I hope to play here for years to come. And soon a Dutch trainer with Arne Slot. No, I've never spoken to him. Not even during my time as an Ajax player. But he is a trainer who likes attacking football. That should suit me, you would think. We will see.”

Back on Netherlands' squad after controversy

Gravenberch found himself back in Netherlands squad after being excluded for some time due to controversy surrounding his decision not to represent under-21s last September. He chose instead to use this international break period for settling into life at Liverpool - a decision that did not sit well with Oranje manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman admitted holding a grudge against Gravenerch’s decision during October’s round of fixtures which led to an expulsion that ended only by November but without selection for him while injury ruled him out of March’s international break.

However, recent developments indicate reconciliation between both parties as Gravenberch revealed having held talks with Ronald Koeman since then and moving past their differences - defending his initial choice all along. Despite the controversy and challenges, Gravenberch insists on seeing his long-term future at Liverpool, which he considers a 'top club'. He is also hopeful that his 'freshness' will help him make the final cut for the Netherlands’ provisional squad for the European Championships.

Ryan Gravenberch's journey from Bayern Munich to Liverpool has been marked by impressive performances, controversies, and personal growth. As he looks forward to working with Arne Slot and representing Netherlands again in international championships, fans are eager to see what this promising player brings to the field next.

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