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Liverpool reportedly agreeing a fee for Renato Sanches could be a mistake

Liverpool don’t often put a foot wrong in the transfer market. Rather the Reds have earned a reputation as savvy operators. We’ve seen Michael Edwards become one of the most astute recruiters in the game, he rarely makes a mistake. Liverpool reportedly agreeing a fee for Renato Sanches could be a mistake; his injury record is a major concern.

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Liverpool injury woes

Liverpool have been no strangers to injury this season. The Reds have lost a majority of their first team to illness and the treatment table this term.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been persistent absentees.

The pair have had stop start Anfield careers due to a sequence of injuries.

The Ox missed a year due to a knee injury sustained in the Champions League semi finals with Roma, he made his return from a summer injury last weekend

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Whilst Naby Keita’s fitness has been patchy at best, he’s managed just 400 minutes in the Premier League this term.

Liverpool agree Renato Sanches fee

Tuttomercato in Italy have claimed that Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Renato Sanches.

The outlet suggests that the Reds have struck a deal with Lille worth around £18m.

The French side are thought to be struggling financially and the 23-year-old is finally starting to live up to his early promise.

Tuttomercato hints that the Portuguese star would be a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum with Inter Milan’s interest in the Dutchman mentioned.

Renato Sanches injury record

There is one glaring issue with rumours of Liverpool signing Renato Sanches: his abysmal injury record.

Since joining Lille he has missed 24 games with five separate hamstring issues according to Transfermarkt.

The Portuguese star also had a number of spells out at Swansea City and Bayern Munich.

Given how much we’ve struggled with fitness problems with the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain it seems like it would be a major risk to sign such an injury prone star.

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