Liverpool are going to have to sign a midfielder this summer. The Reds are in desperate need of a man in the middle following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum. Among dozens of rumoured targets is a former European Golden Boy. Some Liverpool fans have been raving over Renato Sanches.
Renato Sanches story
The career of Renato Sanches is that of plenty of exciting young talents in this day and age.
The Portugal star rose to prominence in his home country and was lauded as the next best thing from a young age.
As a teenager in 2016 he made a big money move to Bayern Munich from Benfica. The German giants paid an initial £30m.
He was named European Golden Boy later that year but he failed to live up to the hype in the Bundesliga. However, there were flashes of promise, his former boss compared him to Lothar Matthaus.
Eventually Sanches was loaned to Swansea City before joining Lille for around £21m in 2019.
Since then he’s excelled in the French Ligue 1, helping his side to an historic league title.
Liverpool and Renato Sanches
There is sure to be plenty of buzz around the midfielder this summer.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form at Euro 2020.
According to The Athletic’s The Radar, Liverpool could consider a move for Renato Sanches.
The Reds swooping for the Portugal star would see a change in formation for Jürgen Klopp with a 4-2-3-1 more likely if the ex-Bayern man was signed.
Liverpool fans wowed
Last night saw the youngster put in a stellar performance against France.
He earned an impressive 7.23 WhoScored rating for his efforts in the 2-2 draw. As a result Liverpool fans have begged for his signing.