Journalist Fabrizio Romano believes that Liverpool could still be interested in Lille midfielder Renato Sanches.
Romano said that the Reds were considering signing the Portugal international last summer. However, the transfer did not eventuate.
Despite that being the case, Romano is under the impression that Liverpool are still interested in Sanches.
“Renato Sanches has always been on the Liverpool [transfer] list,” the journalist told the Empire of the Kop.
“Last January, one year ago, he was a player they started to go on seriously, they were speaking to people close to the player. So Liverpool always had information on Renato Sanches.
“Last summer he was one of the players they were considering to sign but then it was never close to be completed because of the price [possesses a current market value of €30 million].
“It depends what happens in January because the player wants to try something new, from what I am told.”
Romano added: “This is why Liverpool, in my opinion, could again be an opportunity for him.
“We heard a lot of rumours about Arsenal and they were and are interested in Renato Sanches, AC Milan too.
“But I still think that Liverpool have this name in their list. Because he’s always been in the Liverpool list and Liverpool work like this; they follow a player for the long-term.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Sanches would be a decent signing for Liverpool. The midfielder is a talented player. Sanches averaged a WhoScored player rating of 6.89 during the 2020 Euros.
The Portugal international has also played in the Premier League before. Sanches was loaned out to Swansea City for the 2017-18 campaign.
With that being the case, the 24-year-old would have a fair idea of what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.
Sanches would certainly add talent to the Reds' midfield.
The only concern we have regarding the midfielder is his inability to stay fit. Sanches has picked up a number of injuries throughout his short career.
But, we would still like to see Liverpool take a punt on Lille's No.18 for the aforementioned reasons. Sanches' contract expires in June 2023.