Bayern Munich’s decision to sell midfielder Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool was “incomprehensible”, even if he has “found a sensationally good club” in the Reds.

That’s according to former Bayern Munich midfielder Torsten Frings, who says the decision to sell the Dutchman was a strange one from the Bavarian giants.

Gravenberch joined Liverpool in a €40m deal at the end of the summer transfer window after months of speculation about his future at the Allianz Arena.

He had only joined Bayern in an €18.5m deal from Ajax last summer but endured a difficult first year at the club, failing to impress either Julian Nagelsmann or Thomas Tuchel.

That led to frustration on his part, with the player speaking out on more than one occasion about his struggles with a lack of gametime.

The decision was eventually made to let him move to Liverpool, who spent big this summer to reshape their midfield following the departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi Arabia.

That deal was sanctioned despite Bayern’s failure to sign a replacement, with a proposed move for Fulham’s Joao Palhinha failing at the last minute as Marco Silva’s side refused to send the paperwork.

It’s the decision to let a young player with a high ceiling go that’s annoyed Frings, though, who appears to believe it was a mistake.

“It is incomprehensible to many that such a young talent, for whom they paid a lot of money, goes to Liverpool – for an unbelievable amount of money,” Sport 1 report him saying.

“But you also have to understand the coach to a certain extent. If a player doesn’t fit into the philosophy, it might make more sense to tell the player that and then let him decide whether he tries to assert himself or look for the opportunity at another club.”