La Liga giants join race for €30m-rated Liverpool transfer target

Renato Sanches is ready to become one of the most highly sought-after footballers in the transfer market following the revelation that Lille are open to selling him. Among the teams in his pursuit are Barcelona and Liverpool.

Portugal international was once regarded as one of the best young footballers in the world, having broken into the first-team setup at Benfica aged only 18.

And after only one campaign with the Portuguese club’s first team, Sanches was signed by Bayern Munich, although his three-year stint with the Bundesliga giants proved to be a nightmare for the midfielder.

Lille ended his Bayern Munich misery in the summer of 2019, and over the last two years, Renato has gone a long way in resurrecting his career. To date, the Portuguese midfielder has played 61 games for Les Dogues, chipping in with five goals and as many assists.

His exploits have also earned the 24-year-old midfielder a place back in the Portuguese national team while attracting teams like Barcelona and Liverpool. In fact, both the aforementioned European bigwigs were hot on his trails in the summer transfer window as well before they chose to not sign a midfielder at all.

However, Barcelona and Liverpool have recently been handed a major boost in his pursuit, as Les Dogies president Olivier Letang has revealed that the Ligue 1 champions are open to selling former Bayern Munich midfielder for the right price.

The Reds, on the other hand, have a similar issue despite having two talented young midfielders in Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott.