Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed Liverpool’s reported interest in LOSC Lille midfielder, Renato Sanches.
Since moving to Lille from Bayern Munich in what was an £18 million deal in the summer of 2019, Sanches has gone on to feature 40 times for the French club, scoring five goals and providing one assist along the way.
So far this season, the £18 million-rated 23-year-old has highly impressed over his eight Ligue 1 appearances for Christophe Galtier’s side, scoring one goal and averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.98 – ranking him as the eighth-best player in a side who currently sit second in the French top flight.
And, the impressive performances of the Portugal international appear to have caught the eye of Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, as it has been reported that the German is keen on bringing the midfielder to Merseyside in the January transfer window.
However, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that there were no negotiations taking place between the Reds and Lille regarding the transfer of Sanches.
He said (20:48): “Renato Sanches, as we said last week and we can say right now, Liverpool are not working to sign Renato Sanches in January. So, at the moment, there is absolutely nothing. He’s appreciated, obviously, we are talking about a good midfielder, I love him, he’s a good player, but, at the moment, there is nothing from Liverpool.”
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TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Liverpool’s interest in Renato Sanches…
Despite the fact that reports have claimed that discussions between Liverpool and Lille have resulted in an agreement regarding the transfer of Sanches, if Romano is to be believed, there has in fact been no agreement of any kind for the midfielder.
However, with Liverpool’s number of injuries, in our opinion, Klopp’s side could well do with bringing in reinforcements in January, be that Sanches or someone else.