Football website 90min revealed a few days ago that Arsenal are interested in signing Lille and Portugal star Renato Sanches.
The Portuguese sensation has rebuilt his reputation in France after underwhelming spells at Bayern Munich and at Swansea when he was on loan here in the Premier League. He is a huge star now, and his performances over the last two years have been brilliant.
The 23-year-old played a massive part in helping Lille win the Ligue 1 last term, and although he is one of their most important players, Les Dogues aren’t against selling him to make a profit this summer.
The report claims that Arsenal have already initiated contact with Lille, and Sanches is keen to prove himself in the Premier League. He has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, but it looks like the Gunners are really keen now too.
Agent Gabriel helping Arsenal sign Renato Sanches?
The transfer links has excited many Arsenal supporters, and it looks like Gabriel Magalhaes is excited too.
The Arsenal defender sent a message to Sanches on Instagram, where he told the Portuguese international to “come to Arsenal”. Sanches, surprisingly, responded to the comment, and his reply has raised the excitement level among Gooners.
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal are set to part ways with Granit Xhaka in the coming days and we will need a replacement. It is looking very likely that Albert Sambi Lokonga will be our first signing this summer, but he alone will not be enough.
Mikel Arteta and Edu need to bring in a top-quality central midfielder and Sanches checks all the boxes. The 2016 Golden Boy winner is fantastic with the ball at his feet, can drive forward in possession and has the ability to have a real impact in the final third.
He would be a fantastic addition at Arsenal and the Gunners could really get him. We have a fantastic relationship with Lille having signed Gabriel and Nicolas Pepe over the last two seasons. If we really want Sanches, a quick phone call from Edu to Lille president Olivier Letang should do the trick.