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Wolves: Lage could live up to promise by signing Renato Sanches

Wolverhampton Wanderers were incredibly close to securing a loan deal for Renato Sanches in the summer, and continue to be connected with the Lille midfielder going into the January transfer window.

The Ligue 1 side and Wolves could not come to an agreement to sign the player on a temporary basis with the two clubs ending talks on deadline day, but Bruno Lage is reportedly keen to reignite interest to bring the Portuguese player to the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has been turning heads with a number of clubs taking an interest in the Portuguese midfielder, including Liverpool and Arsenal, which could cause hiccups for Wolves and Lage’s chances of securing a deal, especially if the two clubs were to pursue rumoured interest.

According to Birmingham Live, Wolves have been given the green light to go back in for the Portugal international, along with the other clubs who have been linked.

The £27m-rated gem was hailed by Monaco manager, Niko Kovac, when he coached Sanches at Bayern Munich, earning quite the review:

“Renato has an exceptionally good technique, very good speed and a great body,” he said.

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Lage revealed his plans for the winter last week and by securing a deal for the Lille dynamo, the Wolves boss could live up to his promise.

He commented: “I just want top players and when I say top players, it’s not about how much they cost, it’s about the mentality they have.”

And in Sanches, he’d certainly find a player with an elite mentality, somebody capable of taking this Wolves team to the next level.

The box to box midfielder was integral to Lille’s league title win last season, beating Paris Saint Germain to the top spot for the first time in a decade. He is well established and proven in his role with the ability to play under pressure and adapt, after playing for two of the biggest European clubs, Bayern Munich and Benfica, winning multiple trophies, and completing 32 appearances for the Portugal international side too.

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Lage could definitely use a player of Sanches’ varied experience and youth in a midfield, especially with Moutinho now 35 years old, he would be the perfect addition to add depth and quality to the centre of the pitch for Wolves.

Whether the Molineux outfit can strike a deal with Lille remains to be seen, and with other Premier League clubs now taking a shine to the midfielder, they will need to make him an offer he cannot refuse, which will likely include consistent first-team football. Either way, he’s certainly a player that can help Lage fulfil his promise in the winter market.

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