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President says injury stopped £33m star joining Liverpool or Arsenal

Renato Sanches in action for Lille

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Renato Sanches’ injury prevented him from making a move away from the Ligue 1 side Lille this summer, according to the club president Olivier Letang.

The 24-year-old has been linked with three Premier League clubs with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Wolves for the summer transfer window, however ended up staying at the French team.

“It’s an open secret. Renato could have left, he had an exit certificate,” Letang told La Voix du Nord.

“We had almost reached an agreement with a very big club but his knee injury changed the plans.

“Now, we are happy to have Renato still with us and we hope he comes back (from injury as soon as possible).” 

Source: HITC 

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