Barcelona are keen to sign Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, despite their financial turmoil… with a ‘possible loan deal for a sought-after £30million man as they aim to beat Liverpool and Tottenham in the race’
- Renato Sanches seems to be moving this summer with interested clubs
- Barcelona are now the latest to be linked with an attack on the midfielder
- A loan exchange may be possible due to the financial chaos in Nou Camp
- Liverpool and Tottenham have also both tipped to move for the much sought-after Sanches
Barcelona are keen to bring in Lille midfielder Renato Sanches this summer, despite the club’s financial turmoil, according to reports.
Sanches, 23, stood out with Portugal at Euro 2020 with a string of fine displays and is in demand, with Barcelona now being the latest team linked with him.
Diario AS claiming a potential loan at the Nou Camp may be an option due to the woes off the pitch, but they must first cut their payroll significantly.
Barcelona reportedly looking to sign Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches this summer
After years of mismanagement, Barcelona are violating LaLiga’s strict salary cap, which means they have to fire players and cut salaries.
In what has been described as a ‘fire sale’, the club are desperately trying to cut their losses – and even Antoine Griezmann looks set to be on his way to Atletico Madrid.
Only when Barcelona is back under their limits will they be able to officially register their four new signings in this window and tie Lionel Messi to his contract.
Sanches won the Ligue 1 title last season but has been tipped to leave in the coming weeks weken
It is believed there is hope in Catalonia that the Blaugrana will eventually be able to register players by the end of the summer, raising hopes of a flight for Sanches.
Boss Ronald Koeman would like to bring in a ‘dynamic’ midfielder for next season, and former Bayern Munich player Sanches is at the top of his wish list.
However, the €35m (£30m) price tag imposed by Lille could be a stumbling block, as Barcelona are strapped for cash and unable to close big deals.
A temporary solution could be a loan swap with an option to buy, and the report from Diario AS adds that this may be on the table.
Ronald Koeman would like to bring in a ‘dynamic’ midfielder with Sanches now a target
Sanches has been able to return to his best in France after leaving the Bundesliga in 2019 with little confidence.
His disastrous loan spell with Swansea in the 2017-18 season somewhat disrupted his early development, but Sanches won Ligue 1 with Lille last year.
Combined with his dominant showings with Portugal this summer, Sanches – who won the European Golden Boy award in 2017 – has no shortage of interest again.
There is no lack of interest in Sanches with Liverpool and Tottenham giving it a shot
Both Liverpool and Tottenham have been linked with a move to Sanches in recent weeks, and Lille looks likely to sell, provided their valuation is met.
The team in France say the club is open to cashing in, with Premier League powerhouses Liverpool “very interested” in a dip.
The same outlet also claims that the Anfield outfit may face competition for the signature of Arsenal’s Sanches, and that a bidding war could break out in the coming weeks.