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Renato Sanches replicates van Dijk in cryptic social media post

Liverpool-linked Renato Sanches has excited Liverpool fans with his latest Instagram post which has drawn comparisons to Virgil van Dijk.

The midfielder was arguably Portugal’s best player at Euro 2020 before their defeat to Belgium saw them crash out in the last 16.

With Liverpool looking for a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, Sanches has been heavily linked.

L’Equipe claim that the Reds are “very interested” in the Lille star.

Now, fans are convinced that Sanches has dropped a transfer hint with his latest Instagram post.

The post is of a picture of Sanches sitting on a plane. The caption simply reads “Around”, with a butterfly and smiley face emoji.

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It may be nothing, but it has not stopped speculation amongst supporters.

RTK View: Sanches giving van Dijk vibes

The first thing we thought of when we saw this post was a similar one from current Liverpool man Virgil van Dijk back in 2017.

When he was still at Southampton, the Dutchman posted an image of himself sitting on a plane looking out the window.

He was being strongly linked to Liverpool at the time. Many fans saw it as a hint that he was on his way to Anfield.

As it turned out, it wasn’t until the following January that he would make the switch.

But it didn’t stop fans from recognising the image as a cryptic hint.

There are some striking similarities between the two posts.

Everything from the camera angle to the co-ord tracksuits is alike.

Is it possible that Sanches is aware of van Dijk’s post and is close to a switch to Liverpool?

We are not entirely sure.

What we do know is that we hope it is. We would love to see the 23-year-old playing in Liverpool red.

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