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Report: Liverpool close to Renato Sanches deal, Paul Robinson reacts

Liverpool are in need of a midfielder this summer. The Reds have lost a vital player and he will need replacing. Reports in Portugal have claimed Liverpool are close to signing Renato Sanches, Paul Robinson has heaped praise on the Euro 2020 star.

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Liverpool close to signing Renato Sanches

23-year-old Renato Sanches is a star midfielder at Lille.

The Portuguese youngster was once European Golden Boy, earning the title for his performances at Benfica shortly before his megabucks move to Bayern Munich.

Things didn’t work out in Germany but he’s succeeding in France having just helped his side to a league title.

The midfielder has also come in for widespread praise for his Euro 2020 performances.

According to Pedro Almeida, as cited in the Daily Express, Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Renato Sanches.

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Paul Robinson on Renato Sanches

Liverpool’s transfer business has been of some interest to an ex-England goalkeeper.

Whilst Paul Robinson is a fan of Renato Sanches he believes that the Reds made a mistake letting Gini Wijnaldum go. The retired keeper told Football Insider:

“You see [Wijnaldum’s] performances and the goals he’s got in the Euros, he’s going to be a real miss for Liverpool.

“I think Sanches can do that job. He’s a top-class player. But you look at Liverpool and you worry that they don’t have the finances to invest.

“I personally think they have missed a real trick by not signing Wijnaldum to a new deal.”

What RTK has to say

Whether letting Gini go was a mistake is something which will be debated for years to come.

The matter could be settled by January depending on how the midfield looks.

Personally, I’m gutted to see him go. However, his departure has opened up room for an exciting new talent to come and capture our hearts.

Maybe that man is Renato Sanches.

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