Exciting Dutchman offered transfer advice ahead of possible Arsenal move
Ryan Gravenberch has been urged by his father to spend at least one more season at Ajax, as reports grow that Arsenal are interested.
The talented teenager has seen his stock skyrocket across Europe after enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence – one that has made him an Eredivisie title winner and senior Netherlands international.
Arsenal have one of the best academies in world football and are constantly on the look-out for the best young talent in the game, and according to the latest reports in the media, they have been very impressed by the quality that the young man has shown.
Gravenberch’s father, Ryan Snr, has told Ajax Showtime as transfer rumours rage around his son: “He has to take that last step at Ajax. He just has to and he hasn’t done that yet.
“I want him to fully mature at Ajax, so as far as I’m concerned he will just stay at Ajax.
“He has only played one full season now and that was of course quite good, but next season he will have to play even better.
“Then, despite his age, he really must be one of the key players, especially if he plays in the European Championship [with the Netherlands].
“Next season, he will not get away with it in the dressing room if he plays poorly several games in a row.
“I really think he should take a step at Ajax first. He has to climb in the hierarchy and stand up more for himself within the squad.
“I’m not going to push him to do that, that makes no sense to Ryan. But he also realises that. He also thinks it is best for him to stay at Ajax.”
The big clubs will be very hard to turn down for the lad, but for right now, he does not need to leave and he should stay put