Liverpool already have sights on Wijnaldum’s replacement
Liverpool are keeping tabs on Lille midfielder, Renato Sanches and will look to bring him to Anfield next month should Georginio Wijnaldum leave. The Dutchman has around six months left on his current deal with the Reds, and both parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement.
Liverpool will lose Wijnaldum for nothing in the summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal, and the Premier League champions could be forced to cash in on him when the January transfer window opens, with Barcelona keen to sign him.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp is aware of the quality of the Ligue 1 player and he is a fan of Sanches as his style of play appeals to him very much. The Reds see him as the number one option to replace their Dutch midfielder, according to le10sport, and it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.
Sanches had a loan spell with Swansea City during the 2017-18 season but couldn’t get it going in the Premier League. He has since revived his career at Lille and would be itching to return to the Premier League and make amends.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder came into the limelight when he won the European Championship with Portugal in 2016, emerging as the Young Player of the Tournament and winning the Golden Boy prize that year. The Portuguese international has around three years left on his current contract at Lille, and he won’t come cheap.
Even though Sanches couldn’t be a success at Bayern Munich, he has the qualities and the potential to hit the ground running at Anfield given his performances for club and country over the last 18 months, but whether a deal can be struck for his services next month remains to be seen.
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