As Arsenal is given a free run in Malian, Liverpool choose Renato Sanches to Yves Bissouma.
Liverpool’s stance on midfield transfers has apparently been made clear.
In their search for a midfield replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, Liverpool are said to prefer Renato Sanches of Portugal above Yves Bissouma of France.
It means Arsenal could have a free hand with Yves Bissouma, who was one of Brighton’s top players last season.
After Wijnaldum’s contract ended at the end of last month, manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to acquire a new midfielder this summer.
After lengthy conversations with both the French side and Barcelona, the Dutchman eventually signed Paris Saint-Germain.
Wijnaldum was a key player for Liverpool last season, and his consistency was crucial when Klopp’s side faced a severe injury crisis that ruined their Premier League hopes.
Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were both injured for long periods of time, while Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip all had their seasons cut short.
Bissouma of Brighton was the early favorite to replace Wijnaldum, but Renato Sanches of Lille appears to have taken the lead.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool would like to sign Sanches, whose performances at the European Championship wowed onlookers.
As a result, Arsenal’s battle for Bissouma is less intense, despite Mikel Arteta’s desire to bolster his midfield alternatives.
When Sanches, now 23, joined Benfica at the age of 16, he was hailed as a potential superstar.
Liverpool and Manchester United were also interested in signing the Portuguese midfielder, but he eventually signed with Bayern Munich in 2016.
Sanches, on the other hand, only made 53 appearances for the Bundesliga club in three years and had a failed loan spell with Swansea City in 2016-17.
Since signing with Lille in 2019, he has put up some strong performances for the club, as well as representing Portugal at Euro 2020.
Sanches was instrumental in Lille’s stunning Ligue 1 title victory over Paris Saint-Germain in May.
Meanwhile, Klopp has predicted a peaceful transfer window, in which several youth players would be given the chance to demonstrate their ability to play in the first team.
“I have no idea [about signings].” Is it the correct time to consider about going out on loan with a few of the younger ones, things like that? “Brinkwire Summary News” does not have a conclusion.