Bayern take two Ajax talents!

Bayern take two Ajax talents!

In the 2022/23 season, midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and defender Noussair Mazraoui, who have proven themselves at Ajax, will become the new players of Bayern!

Mazraoui acts as a central defender. It was he who helped Ajax get the title of the most impenetrable team in the Dutch league. In thirty-four rounds of the Eredivisie, the Amsterdam team conceded only 19 goals. In addition, the 24-year-old Moroccan scored five goals and made two assists in 25 matches of the national league. His ability to play on the second floor will be very useful in a power league like the German one.

Nussair Mazraoui is also called upon to solve the personnel shortage of center backs in Bavaria. It became known that Niklas Süle is leaving the club, and without him only 23-year-old Dayo Upamecano and 19-year-old Nyanzu Kouassi remained in this role. Plus, Pavard, Hernandez and Davis, who play on the flanks, can move to the center of defense. Universalism is great, but only in the domestic arena, where Nagelmann's wards have no serious competitors. For a successful campaign for the Champions League, you need a long bench. The sensational departure from Villarreal in the 1/4 finals of the main European Cup only confirms this.

Ryan Gravenberch is 20 years old and serves as a central midfielder. For the entire 2021/22 season, the Dutchman made 41 appearances, scoring three times and provided six assists. Nevertheless, Gravenberch is more focused on deterring the opponent's attacks than on creating dangerous moments for his partners. Despite his young age, he is already an accomplished football player. And ten matches for the Netherlands national team is a good example of this.

Bayern are doing great with the position of the center-half. Here we see Joshua Kimmich, and Leon Goretzka, and Corentin Tolisso - football players who are in their prime. And the first two do play a key role at the Allianz Arena. Essentially, Gravenberch is bought as a rotation player. He will certainly enter the pitch in the matches of the German Cup, and also replace the basis in little significant Bundesliga meetings.

It should be noted that the Dutch reinforcement will land in Munich almost free of charge. Mazraoui is a free agent and Gravenberch's contract expires in a year. It is unlikely that the ex-young talents of Ajax will instantly become the key performers of Bayern. First of all, they are designed to increase competition in the German champions. Although the examples of Davis, Musiala and Kouassi testify to the high level of confidence in yesterday's juniors. Under the strict guidance of Nagelsmann, a generational change is taking place at Bayern. Both Mazraoui and Gravenberch will harmoniously complement this difficult process.