Liverpool have been left scrambling for a new midfielder after the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum. However, the new Paris Saint-Germain star could help his old club find the ideal man to fill his boots while with the Netherlands at Euro 2020.
Liverpool will have their scouts out in force tasked with finding a replacement to Wijnaldum.
However, they might be best leaving it to the man himself – who has the ear of one player that would fit the bill perfectly.
Wijnaldum has left Anfield after five years of service where he won the Premier League the Champions League.
During his time, his importance to the team has only grown and under Jurgen Klopp he was one of the first names on the team sheet.
Indeed, he and Mohamed Salah played the most matches for the Reds – 51 in total – while the Dutchman appeared in every Premier League game last season.
His departure leaves a gaping hole in Liverpool’s midfield, a position he mastered for Klopp’s style of play.
Finding a replacement must, therefore, be on the minds of the powerbrokers at Anfield.
Several have been named including Brighton star Yves Bissouma and Borussia Monchengladbach ace Florian Neuhaus.
But Wijnaldum could play a role in landing Liverpool their man in the shape of Ryan Gravenberch.
The 19-year-old has had an astronomical rise to prominence and is the latest star to roll off the Ajax conveyor belt of talent.
Frank de Boer has made him a key part of his Netherlands squad, where he has made seven appearances this year in his national breakthrough season.
He has won the Ajax Talent of the Year award and the Dutch Football Talent of the Year this campaign.
And with Holland hoping to go far in Euro 2020, Gravenberch could catch the eye of many clubs.
As well as the teenager, Wijnaldum is a key player for the Dutch – captaining them in Virgil van Dijk’s absence while also scoring three times so far.
The 30-year-old’s voice carries weight in that dressing room and for any player looking for someone to look up to, the PSG star is his man.
Transfer talk among players is nothing new and happens all the time on international duty as team-mates get advice from their compatriots.
And there is no better advocate for Liverpool than Wijnaldum himself: enjoyed every minute at the club, brilliant coach, won the biggest trophies and is adored by the fans.
What better club is there, the midfielder could argue, to develop your personal skills and become a Premier League icon.
It would certainly be an enticing pitch, and one Liverpool could do with right now.