Renato Sanches is reportedly set to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.

That is the big claim tonight from talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.

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The Lille midfielder was seemingly set to stay put following a recent knee injury he picked up that required him to undergo surgery.

Goal reported earlier this month that he was looking at around six weeks on the sidelines.

But it seems the 24-year-old might now be Molineux-bound, in a move that would be extremely out of the blue.

Sanches has had an interesting career to date.

He won the Golden Boy award in 2015 and was tipped for big things.

He sealed a big-money transfer to Bayern Munich in 2016 after impressing for Benfica, but it didn’t work out for him in Germany.

Sanches infamously went on loan to Swansea City for the 2017/18 season and really struggled.

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Sanches has since managed to get his career somewhat back on track, and played a big part in Lille’s surge to the Ligue 1 title last season.

He also made a big impression for Portugal at Euro 2020.

 

Wolves have loosely been linked with Sanches in the past, but this is quite the claim from Crook with just 24 hours remaining in the transfer window.

If it comes to fruition, then it is a major statement of intent.

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If this move comes to fruition, then it would be absolutely huge.

Sanches reminded everyone how good a player he can be at Euro 2020.

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He is exactly the kind of player Wolves need – someone with a bit of dynamism, someone not afraid to carry the ball through the lines.

He is technical, yet powerful and athletic.

Him playing alongside Ruben Neves would be a mouth-watering prospect.

We shall see what tomorrow brings.

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