Reports indicate that Liverpool are in talks to negotiate a move for Bayern Munich’s out of favour midfielder Renato Sanches.
If Sunday’s 4-0 win over Arsenal was an indication of things, Liverpool seem to be coping quite well without new signings as the likes of Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino wreaked havoc at Anfield.
In spite of what was a brilliant performance from the Liverpool side, Jürgen Klopp will be fully aware of the importance of squad depth with Champions League football confirmed for the season.
A new centre back is still required but signing a new midfielder would go a long way to ensuring that Liverpool won’t struggle with injuries or suspensions in the middle of the park this season.
If reports are to be believed, Renato Sanches is a player that Liverpool could turn to in search of quality and depth.
Sky Italy: Liverpool in talks to sign Renato Sanches. Monaco interested too. Agent Jorge Mendes at Monaco game now (involved in Mbappé deal)
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 27, 2017
Sky Sports’ reporter Kaveh Solhekol reports that Liverpool are in talks to sign Renato Sanches and this is a transfer which intrigues me.
It could be very beneficial for Liverpool in the long term or it could be a deal which sees Bayern Munich stand to gain a lot more.
For me, there are only two ways in which I would be happy to see Sanches sign as a Liverpool player. Either, the Reds sign him permanently or on a loan with an obligation to buy next summer.
Whatever happens, I don’t think Liverpool should feel pressured into signing a player, spending time developing him for a year only to send him back to Bayern Munich.
Liverpool in talks to sign Renato Sanches. I would only be happy if this is permanent or loan to buy. No point developing him for Bayern.
— Mike (@MikeMongie) August 27, 2017
Should Liverpool sign Virgil van Dijk too, and there are murmurings of a move for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, then Klopp will have plenty of depth heading into the rest of the season.
One thing I would like to see avoided, however, is the club panic buying to get players in for the sake of it. Although, Klopp has made noises about not being the type to do that anyway.