On Sunday AS announced that Barça had the possibility of incorporating the Portuguese international midfielder from Lille, Renato Sanches, before the negative drift that the exchange attempt between Griezmann and Saúl was taking.
The next day, the club confirmed the information in this newspaper to Mundo Deportivo, adding that the option of the Portuguese player was not a priority and that it was simply a possibility.
The option of dressing Renato as a blaugrana has generated an internal debate in the Barcelona technical secretariat between those who consider the player to be a great market opportunity and those who are suspicious of his performance when he has been in highly competitive teams.
Among the first, in addition to highlighting his season in Lille, a team in which he has won Ligue1 and in the Eurocup, They also point to the option that he would arrive this season as a loan and that the purchase option would not be executed until the next year.
Between the seconds, there remains the memory of his frustrating time at Bayern Munich four years ago (he was 18 years old then) while other options are valued more.
Be that as it may, the truth is that Ronald Koeman prioritizes for the next season the hiring of a powerful midfielder to give consistency in the midfield. Be it Renato, be it Saúl or some other player who can be put in the market as long as he fulfills the limited economic possibilities of the Blaugrana team.