While the 2021 summer transfer window is closed, Barcelona are already setting their sights on the one to come. The likes of Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Dani Olmo have been on the club’s radar for some time. As of now, another name has resurfaced, one that almost made his way to the Catalan capital this past summer.
As per a report relayed by Fichajes, Barça are once again on the lookout for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches. The Portuguese has been scouted by the Catalans for quite some time, and they look to strengthen the midfield in the coming year.
Ronald Koeman took a liking towards his playing style and the different skill he possesses compared to the rest of the side. His dribbling ability and eye for goal are all praised by the Dutchman. As is the case with every single transfer, no club ever acts alone.
Liverpool have shown interest in the midfielder before and are likely to make a swoop for him at the first occasion. They lost Gini Wijnaldum to PSG this past summer, and despite their best efforts to land Nicolo Barella, they could not succeed. As such, the interest in Sanches has been reignited.
Not only them but also Juventus. Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, had proposed him to la Vecchia Signora last summer. They are looking to add to their squad depth, possibly in the winter transfer window, and they are stable enough to afford his signing.
Only time will tell who he will choose if he makes a choice at all.