Renato Sanches finally delivered on what was expected of him as he appeared at Euro 2016 and he was once again on the radar of top clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham.
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Renato Sanches insists he is “ready” to leave Lille as Arsenal was given the green light to sign the midfielder.
The Portuguese star has revived his career in France after a disappointing spell with Bayern Munich.
The 24-year-old finally delivered what was expected of him when he appeared at Euro 2016 and he was once again on the radar of top clubs.
It is reported that people like Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona interested in moving into January for Sanches and he has the potential to become one of the winter window’s biggest salesmen, according to AS, through the show.
And it claims that he has a The ‘gentleman’s deal’ is launched that will allow him to leave Lille in the upcoming window.
It looks like Mikel Arteta’s men are leading the race for his signature as the Gunners have been awarded continue to secure a deal that would cost them £25 million, according to Telefoot, via Teamtalk.
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With Arsenal about to lose Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny in the Africa Cup of Nations, midfield is an area that needs to be addressed – especially as the duo could be out for up to a month depending on how far Ghana or Egypt go in the competition.
And Sanches made it clear he was open to leaving Lille if the right opportunity arose when he signed up to Arsenal when he was asked which clubs were interested in him.
I said L’Equipe : “Who cares about me? Maybe Milan and Arsenal are interested, but I don’t know. I spoke to my agent, I know which clubs are calling and which are not, but now I cannot say. But I know I’m ready. If it happens, I’ll see what’s best for me. ”
“Milan? It’s a great club, a historic club. It’s luxurious. I like it. I was supposed to go to Barcelona in the summer, then my injury blew everything away. Vacation in January? I know I’m ready. If an offer comes. ”
Sanches has stated that his move to Bayern Munich in 2016 was premature, but he now believes he is ready to make a big move once again.
He added: “When I arrived at Bayern, I was not ready to play at such a club. I was very young.
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“And when I was ready, the opportunity to play with this team never came.
“Today I feel ready. I understand football better, I have more experience, I know what it takes to play at this type of club and that changes everything.”
Lille president Olivier Létang confirmed in October that if a suitable offer is made, Sanches will be allowed to leave the Ligue 1 outfit.
He said: “If an offer from a big club comes in, he can leave.”