Renato Sanches is once again being chased by the world’s elite clubs having navigated a rocky spell in his career and Tottenham may now have the chance to bring in the midfielder.
The 2016 Golden Boy winner never adapted to life in Germany after leaving Benfica for Bayern Munich and was even sent out on loan for a torrid spell with Swansea City in 2017.
But now four years older he appears to have started fulfilling his promise once again after moving to Lille in 2019.
A number of eye-catching displays for Portugal at Euro 2020 brought him to the attention of some of Europe’s elite sides once again with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool reportedly pondering a move.
Tottenham and Arsenal were two other clubs reportedly monitoring the situation, with Nuno Espirito Santo eager to bring his compatriot to the White side of north London.
Following some recent comments from Lille president Olivier Letang, Spurs director of football Fabio Paratici has seemingly been given the greenlight to once again plot a move for the 24-year-old.
“I have already discussed this with him. If an offer from a big club arrives, Renato will be able to leave. We will see what will happen,” Letang told BFM Lille, via FourFourTwo.
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In the summer, the 2020-21 Ligue 1 champions were reportedly demanding €35 million (£29.8 million) for his services and it will be interesting to see whether that is a figure Spurs are willing to match.
A huge annoyance of many Tottenham fans this season has been the stark lack of creativity coming from the side’s midfield, often leaving Harry Kane either incredibly isolated or dropping too deep to try and influence play.
The arrival of Sanches could well go a long way to solving that issue with the added bonus of beating their arch rivals to a player too.
Source by Football London