Wolverhampton Wanderers will definitely ‘look into the possibility’ of signing summer target Renato Sanches in January, according to Alex Dicken.
Wolves had hoped to sign Sanches on a season-long loan on Deadline Day, but walked away from the deal when the extent of the player’s current injury emerged.
The midfielder has missed Lille’s last five matches with a knee problem.
Having pulled out of the move, Wolves failed to add a senior central midfielder to their ranks during the summer.
Sanches has earned rave review, with former Everton and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell calling him a ‘powerhouse’.
The report states that Sanches was Lage’s top target, viewed as ‘the missing ingredient’ in the middle of the park.
Lille were willing to part with the player with financial reasons.
He’s ‘certain’ to remain on Wolves’ radar come January, but there’s also likely to be greater competition for his signature once he is fully fit.
Sanches would be a real coup for Wolves, even if his lengthy injury history makes the move risky.
You would expect there to be rival offers from some European heavyweights off the back of his mightily impressive performances for Ligue 1 champions Lille and of course Portugal.
There’s an exciting project building at Molineux though, with Wolves playing some captivating football in the early matches of Lage’s tenure, despite the points not quite flying in yet.
In other news, Tim Spiers reveals the changes Lage has made.
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