Ryan Gravenberch: Things to Know About Ajax’s Latest Teen Sensation

By Tom Gott | Oct 26, 2020, 12:45 PM GMT

Ryan Gravenberch is a wanted man | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

The talent conveyor belt at Ajax never stops. The Dutch giants have produced one huge star after another, and the next player tipped for superstardom is midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

The 18-year-old, who made his senior debut in 2018, is now a core part of Erik ten Hag’s senior side, and unsurprisingly, he has attracted interest from some top clubs. Juventus and Barcelona are keen, but plenty of other teams have been keeping a close eye on the teenager.

Here’s everything you need to know about the talented teenager.

— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) September 25, 2018

2. He Won the First Ever Nouri Trofee

Abdelhak Nouri Trofee ❤️ ⤵️

? Ryan Gravenberch @vdsar1970: ‘De trofee staat voor liefde, verbondenheid en samenzijn’ #StayStrongAppie pic.twitter.com/suWb51zUwM

— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) June 7, 2018

Gravenberch dreams of playing with Messi | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

4. He Refers to Himself as a ‘Snake’ or ‘Contortionist’

Gravenberch refers to himself as a snake | Soccrates Images/Getty Images
Gravenberch embraces comparisons to Pogba | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

6. He Turned Down a Move to PSG

— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) June 7, 2018

Gravenberch’s brother was mishandled by Ajax | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

8. He Knows He Has a Mentality Problem

— FOX Sports (@FOXSportsnl) October 13, 2020

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