Tottenham fans will be thrilled as 'amazing' Sanches plot reported - ex-striker
Lille midfielder Renato Sanches would be an “amazing signing” for Tottenham this summer, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he was blown away by the 23-year-old’s dazzling displays at the Euros with Portugal.
As reported by Le10Sport (July 11th), Tottenham are very interested in signing Sanches, with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal also keen.
It is said Tottenham are looking to make one or two new additions in midfield this summer.
Sanches won the Ligue 1 title with Lille last season and featured in all of Portugal’s games at Euro 2020.
Whelan suggested the midfielder is exactly the sort of player Tottenham fans would want to see signed this summer.
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“Oh my God, he was fantastic at times, wasn’t he, in the Euros,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“He lit up the stadium with his bursting runs, that pace and power that he has and that skill. Look, that’s the Tottenham way. They’re the sort of players they want in their club.
“It’s the type they’ve had for a number of years, as long as I can remember going back to Ossie Ardiles. Those great players with that skill and dribbling ability that can open up doors and create something out of nothing.
“He seems one of these players. We’ve seen him on the biggest stage, playing in the European Championships with a very good Portuguese side. It’s not easy to break into and be one of those squad members.
“They’re looking at players that can produce the goods along with Son and whoever. That would be an amazing signing.
“I don’t think Tottenham fans would be grumbling about that one if he came through the door.”