Ryan Gravenberch in contention to start for Bayern Munich

After stating his dissatisfaction with playing time, Ryan Gravenberch is in line to start for Bayern Munich.

The Dutchman replaced Jamal Musiala after 61 minutes against Hertha Berlin at 0-0 and impressed in Bayern’s 2-0 win. And with Leon Goretzka suspended, both Kicker and Bild are suggesting that Gravenberch could start alongside Joshua Kimmich against Werder Bremen this weekend.

Liverpool have shown considerable interest in signing Gravenberch but Bayern bosses still believe that the 20-year-old has a future at the club after joining from Ajax in the summer.

After his cameo against Hertha Berlin, Thomas Tuchel praised the performance of Gravenberch, who has played just 378 minutes of Bundesliga football this season, 71 of those under Tuchel.

Speaking in late April, Gravenberch admitted that he was unhappy with playing time at Bayern Munich following his €18.5m move. “I haven’t spoke to the club’s management yet, so we’ll just wait and see what happens but it’s clear that this role does not match my expectations,” said the Dutchman.

After Borussia Dortmund dropped points against Bochum on Friday night, Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga following their win against Hertha Berlin with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman finding the net.

Just four games remain with one point separating Bayern and BVB.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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