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Wolves: Renato Sanches still wanted at Molineux, Alex Crook claims

Wolves: Renato Sanches still wanted at Molineux, Alex Crook claims -Wolves Transfer Rumours

Wolves are still looking at the possibility of signing Renato Sanches in the January transfer window, according to journalist Alex Crook.

The Lowdown: Wolves linked with Sanches

Wanderers have been linked with a move for the Lille midfielder since last summer, and their interest does not appear to have waned.

The 24-year-old has not always been a regular for the Ligue 1 champions this season, starting just nine league matches despite helping them to league glory last term, leading to speculation over his future.

There is still time for Wolves to make new signings in January, and it appears as though bringing in Sanches is not yet out of the question.

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The Latest: Journalist claims Wolves retain Sanches interest

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Crook claimed that Wolves still want to bring in Sanches, although he added the caveat that the club may need to offload current assets in order to fund a deal for the Portugal midfielder.

The journalist said of the 24-year-old Lille maestro: “He’s definitely someone who’s on their radar. But I think this is where, if they can sell someone like Adama Traore, then it gives them some funds for Bruno Lage to be able to bring in his own players because he hasn’t really done that.”

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The Verdict: Positives and negatives

There are clear positives and negatives when it comes to Wolves’ interest in Sanches, making it a tricky move to assess overall.

On the plus side, he is a hugely gifted footballer who won the 2016 European Golden Boy award and was described as ‘incredible’ by Kevin Campbell, not to mention winning 32 caps for his country as well as the European Championship.

However, Sanches has long been an injury-prone player – he has never started more than 16 league games in a season – so there would be a big element of risk in signing him.

Given the wages he could demand – he is currently on £47,000 per week – along with his injury problems, perhaps Wolves would be better off turning their attention elsewhere despite the Portuguese midfielder’s undoubted ability.

In other news, a key Wolves update has emerged regarding Adama Traore’s future. Read more here.

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