The Barcelona and the Atlético de Madridit seemed that they had almost closed the exchange between Saul and Griezmann. However, as days go by and the agreement does not materialize, the option that this change of cards takes place it is getting more and more complicated.
Renato Sanches appears on Barcelona’s radar. The Saúl and Griezmann thing is getting complicated, so Koeman, who wants an attacking midfielder, has the Portuguese as a plan B. Via @daily pic.twitter.com/hMUThNha0f
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Therefore, according to reports the newspaper As, the azulgrana team would be contemplating an alternative signing to cover their backs. It would be about Renato sanches, Portuguese midfielder 24 years that this season has been one of the players highlights of Lille, champion of Ligue 1.
Renato is a player who Koeman really likes it. It is a arriving and has a lot of physical display, in the line of Saul himself or of a Wijnaldum who has gone to Paris saint germain when it seemed that it would be Barcelona this summer. On the other hand, it has been one of the best footballers of a Portugal than in this European Championship He has disappointed a lot (he stayed in the second round).
Renato’s agent is Jorge Mendes, which could facilitate the arrival of your player at Camp Nou as assigned with compulsory purchase option. In this way the Barça team would not have to do an outlay that would ‘tighten’ it economically, and where your situation is very delicate.
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Renato had already exploded in the Euro 2016, in which he was champion with Portugal. That earned him to sign for him Bayern for 45 million euros, but there his progression stalled. He then went on to Swansea, although it has been in the Lille where he has recovered one of the best versions of his career. The jump to Barcelona would put it in another dimension at the media level.