It was Gravenberch's tall build that drew initial comparisons to Pogba, but it is really his technique and ability with the ball at his feet that have made them stick. The six foot tall midfielder has a similar languid style and a rare ability to use his extended frame to snake past players while linking together uncommon combinations with his teammates. Gravenberch's performances have helped propel the Amsterdam club to the top of the Eredivisie in 2020/21. He even opened the scoring against arch-rivals Feyernoord in the recent 'Klassieker", which Ajax would go on to win to extend its lead at the top. He is already being linked with moves away from the Amsterdam Arena, and like Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Dest before him, it appears the admiration from the Catalan club is mutual. Given he is represented by none other than Mino Raiola, European football's super-agent, it's likely a big move in the future is in the cards.
When it comes to the hobby, now is the time to snap up a variety of cards while he is still in his rookie (trading card) season.
- Topps Now UEFA Champions League #23 (Short PR of 3,876)
- Topps UCL Living Set #266 (Shorter PR of 1,920)
- Topps UEFA Champions League Sticker
- Topps CL Rising Star Sticker