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Bayern sign Dutch international Gravenberch from Ajax

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Champions League – Group C – Borussia Dortmund v Ajax Amsterdam – Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany – November 3, 2021 Ajax Amsterdam’s Ryan Gravenberch during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich have signed 20-year-old Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year deal, the German champions said on Monday.

Ajax academy graduate Gravenberch made his senior debut in 2018-19 and finished with 103 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals. He won three Eredivisie titles and two Dutch cups with Ajax and has played 10 times for the national side.

“When the offer came from Bayern, I didn’t have to think about it for long,” Gravenberch said. “Bayern are one of the biggest clubs around; players from all over the world want to play for this club.

“I’m coming to Munich to win lots of titles — and Bayern are used to winning lots of titles. Anything is possible with this club, including winning the Champions League. The togetherness in this team is strong, which I like.”

Bayern won their 10th consecutive Bundesliga crown last season.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)