Jürgen Klopp could turn to Renato Sanches as an alternative to Naby Keïta with it clear that the 22-year-old won’t be moving to Liverpool this summer.
RB Leipzig have frustrated Liverpool for the last few months as the Reds have looked to sign their star midfielder, Naby Keïta. The transfer saga has been so drawn out that I am tired of typing his name and somewhat relieved I won’t need to anymore.
One name that I might be needing to become more acquainted with is Bayern Munich’s frustrated Renato Sanches. The midfielder has been deprived of game time in Bavaria with competition for spots in Bayern’s midfield proving too fierce last season for the teenager.
Despite playing very little football after his big-money transfer from Benfica last summer, Sanches remains one of the most exciting prospects in European football.
According to SportBild, Jürgen Klopp is interested in signing the 19-year-old powerhouse this summer to add to Liverpool’s midfield ranks. With Champions League football on the agenda (pending a playoff), the Reds need more personnel to deal with the football.
Despite the German manager’s interest, there is a catch. Bayern only want to loan Sanches out this summer but Klopp is not keen on the idea of developing the Portuguese midfielder for a season and then sending him back to Bayern.
It could be a deal breaker. Despite Liverpool’s interest in the player, Bayern don’t want to sell a player who is likely to become one of the top midfielders in the world.
Signing Sanches is something that excites me a lot given his potential and the fact that he is already a proven winner having helped guide Portugal to European success at the ripe old age of 18.
Klopp could do a lot worse than sign Sanches as a backup to Naby Keïta and given the German gaffer’s success at moving onto alternative transfer targets after signing the likes of Mané, Wijnaldum and Salah, I’m not worried at all.