Barcelona making progress in loan-to-buy agreement for Arsenal’s summer target

Arsenal could miss out on the signature of Renato Sanches this summer as it emerges that Barcelona is making good progress in their bid to make him one of their midfield signing this summer, according to Todofichajes.

The Lille man has been identified as the player to help Ronald Koeman’s side become stronger.

He has been on the radar of Arsenal this summer as the Gunners look for ways to add top-quality players to Mikel Arteta’s squad.

Arsenal has a fine relationship with Lille having signed the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes and Nicolas Pepe from the French club in recent transfer windows.

However, that relationship might not save them this time with the report insisting that Barcelona and the French club are already discussing a loan-to-buy agreement.

The report states that the talks are at an advanced stage and the Catalans are confident that they will seal the deal in the next few days.

Although he is just 23, Sanches has won league titles in Portugal, Germany and France and could be the perfect midfield partner of Thomas Partey if he was to move to the Emirates.

Arsenal is also targeting a move for Manuel Locatelli and Houssem Aouar in this transfer window. If they miss out on Sanches, their fans will hope one of the those two would move to the Emirates.

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  1. Durand says:

    Locatelli is most likely wishful thinking on our part. Talented player have to try, but we’re likely a bargaining piece to get a higher fee from Juve.

    Sanches would fit in well with our midfield; Maddison a better choice, but Sanches I like better than Neves.

    Over a month still, but players starting to move so should make for an interesting few weeks.

    1. VasC says:

      A simple break-down of Sanchez contribution to earn himself a league champions medal at Portugal, Germany and France.

      (No of starts / Goals / Assists / Minutes player / Games missed)

      15/16 – 22 / 2 / 1 / 1905 / Nil (Champion – Portugal)
      16/17 – 6 / 0 / 0 / 615 / 5 (Champion – Germany)
      17/18 – 9 / 0 / 0 / 703 / 25 (Relegated – EPL)
      18/19 – 4 / 1 / 1 / 567 / 2 (Champion – Germany)
      19/20 – 16 / 3 / 1 / 1482 / 12 (4th – France)
      20/21 – 14 / 1 / 3 / 1271 / 14 (Champion – France)

      Excluding his time at Portugal, his contributions for three league champions medal were 2 goals and 4 assists in 24 starts from a possible 106 league games.

  2. Ozziegunner says:

    Renato Sanchez would be an excellent signing for Arsenal to partner Thomas Partey. If the powers that be are interested in Sanchez, they should move quickly. Arsenal’s previous relations will Lille may help and he may think he has something to prove after his relatively poor stint at Swansea.
    Barcelona have to sell to buy, because of their financial and wage situation.

    1. VasC says:

      I’ve compiled some stats to make decisions easier for our visitors. Wonder if you’ll be still interested in signing him.

  3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    I would just be elated if we actually checked off a few boxes at the top of our NEEDS list, like 1 or 2 starting midfielders and a starting RB, instead of the 4th thing on our list, back-up LB, and something that wasn’t even on our list in the first place, a starting CB…priorities seem to have no place at this club

  4. Shortboygooner says:

    I think barca are not likely to do this business until they sort their finances. And if not the FA must come down on them. Its not fair clubs not following the rules

  5. Grandad says:

    Having signed Wijnaldum, who is a left sided box to box midfielder, why would they go for another?Sanchez impressed me in that role in the Euros, and would be a good acquisition for Arsenal.

  6. Dan kit says:

    Wijnaldum Signed for PSG

  7. VasC says:

    A simple break-down of Sanchez contribution to earn himself a league champions medal at Portugal, Germany and France.
    (No of starts / Goals / Assists / Minutes player / Games missed)
    15/16 – 22 / 2 / 1 / 1905 / Nil (Champion – Portugal)
    16/17 – 6 / 0 / 0 / 615 / 5 (Champion – Germany)
    17/18 – 9 / 0 / 0 / 703 / 25 (Relegated – EPL)
    18/19 – 4 / 1 / 1 / 567 / 2 (Champion – Germany)
    19/20 – 16 / 3 / 1 / 1482 / 12 (4th – France)
    20/21 – 14 / 1 / 3 / 1271 / 14 (Champion – France)

    Excluding his time at Portugal, his contributions for three league champions medal were 2 goals and 4 assists in 24 starts from a possible 106 league games.

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