A player who Arsenal couldn’t sign in the summer now pushing to leave Ligue 1

Gazzetta dello Sport as reported by Sport Witness claims Arsenal wanted to sign Renato Sanches in the summer and were put off by Lille’s asking price.

Although both clubs have a good business relationship which has seen Arsenal sign the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes, the Ligue 1 side wanted €35m for the midfielder.

But Arsenal thought it was too much and pulled out of the deal.

It could be back on now with the report claiming the Portuguese midfielder is keen to join a big club again.

Sanches had flopped at Bayern Munich before Lille rescued him and helped him restore his career.

He has become one of the finest players in France and he is also a regular for the Portugal national team.

Just Arsenal Opinion

At 24, Sanches is in the perfect age range to join Arsenal’s rebuild at the Emirates.

The midfielder could be the perfect replacement for Mohamed Elneny, who is on his way out of the Emirates.

Sanches is a very combative midfielder and he would battle for a starting spot with Albert Sambi Lokonga. Having him in partnership with Thomas Partey is an exciting prospect to look forward to.

The midfielder’s push to leave Lille means Arsenal could finally land him for much less than the price they were quoted in the last transfer window.

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  1. I think Renato Sanches would be a great edition to a already talented club, but he is 24 and the perfect age to start in the premiership as well after failing at Bayern but good at Lille ,defo worth putting a offer in as he’s been on fire at Lille FC.

  2. The guy is really combative and likes to boss opponents’ midfield and he was on fire at the euros I’d really like to see a midfield pivot of him and partey

  3. He is really a good player and Arsenal must go in for him. He scored for Portugal in their last W/c qualifier and would be a great addition for Arsenal. He is strong, good at tackles and can shoot from distance and also he is at the right age at 24.

  4. Honestly I would love to see renato samchez at arsenal as elneny is leaving in jan. Infact I prefer he partner partey than lokonga

  5. Sanchez would have been a better buy than Odegaard .Tough, pacy left sided box to box operator.With him on board there would be no room at the inn for Xhaka?

  6. Sanchez would be a good acquisition to strengthen Arsenal’s midfield. As for Grandad’s comment regarding Odegaard, he is a different style of midfielder to Sanchez.

    1. I am fully aware of that.I happen to think he is a far better player and would have been greater value for money.

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