The former Premier League Champions Liverpool are currently linked with the Portuguese international midfielder Renato Sanches and Spanish international midfielder Saul Niguez according to reports.
Even though Liverpool have seven midfielders in their squad who are capable of playing first team football, they are still desperate to find a replacement of Georginio Wijnaldum who was a consistent name of Liverpool Football team till last season.
Liverpool To Sign Saul Niguez And Renato Sanches?
Previously the Reds were linked with the German International midfielder Florian Neuhaus but the deal looks pretty unlikely right now. As it stands, both Saul Niguez and Renato Sanches look realistic target for the Reds. However, it is unlikely that the nineteen times English League champions would sign both defenders, and it would not be necessary for them either.
Saul Niguez has been one of the most impressive players of the Atletico Madrid squad. He is a member of the Atletico Madrid Squad for over 13 years but it looks like he does not want to stay with the defending La Liga Champions anymore. Liverpool are ready to offer £60m for the Spanish star man as per reports.
Another name that has been linked with the transfer to Liverpool is the Portuguese international midfielder Renato Sanches. The 23 year old Portuguese International midfielder has been extremely impressive for Portugal during the Euro Cup. And arguably he was the best man for Portugal in the tournament.
Renato Sanches had a short loan spell at Swansea City when he was 19. But the spell was unsuccessful and at a very young age he was sold by his former side Bayern Munich. But he has been extremely impressive with his current side LOSC Lille.
The Reds can grab him for the half price of Saul Niguez. He is up for grab for a fee of £30m only. Sanches would have been an excellent addition in the midfield of the Merseyside club.
But it is also rumored that the Reds would not be moving for any midfielder this season as they already have plenty of options in their squad. But their injury record has been awful in the recent years. And players like Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had terrible injury records. Others also had injuries every now and then. The only player that remained immune from injuries was Wijnaldum, so a signing may have been necessary.