Liverpool are thought to be in the market for a midfielder this summer. The Reds are a man light in the middle following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum. One rumour just keeps cropping up. In a latest update, Mundo Deportivo has claimed Liverpool will beat Barcelona to Renato Sanches.
Renato Sanches revival
There was a time when Renato Sanches was the next best thing.
Back in 2016 he was named European Golden Boy, shortly after joining Bayern Munich from Benfica.
His big money switch to the German Bundesliga didn’t pay dividends.
He failed to replicate his Liga NOS form and was sent on an infamous loan to Swansea.
Eventually Lille snapped him up in a club record deal.
He’s enjoyed something of a revival in France, playing his best football for club and country. In his second season with Lille he helped his side to a shock title win.
Liverpool to beat Barcelona to Renato Sanches
Interest in the midfielder is thought to be high as he threatens to realise his almighty potential.
Not only is he making great strides at Lille but the 23-year-old also had an impressive Euro 2020 campaign.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool and Barcelona both want Renato Sanches.
However, the outlet has claimed the Reds are the most likely destination for the exciting midfielder due to the disastrous financial situation at the Camp Nou.
It’s no secret that Barca are a broken club at the minute, they’ve lost Lionel Messi to PSG due to the dire straits they find themselves in.
Mundo Deportivo adds that Lille would want around £34m for the midfielder but the Reds would want to negotiate a lower fee. Michael Edwards is the master of bagging a bargain.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Sanches would be an intriguing prospect.
However, the form and fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in pre-season could see the Reds satisfied with their lot.
Furthermore, Naby Keita has impressed and Harvey Elliott has shown he can play in the middle if needed.
The Reds appear more likely to invest in the front three than in the midfield at the moment.