Robert Renan Not on Premier League Giants’ Radar, Says Agent
The agent of Zenit St Petersburg’s Robert Renan has denied reports of interest from Premier League heavyweights Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Newcastle United. The Brazilian centre-back has been linked with several European giants, including Real Madrid earlier this year. Since then, barely a week goes by without Renan’s name being mentioned as a transfer target for one club or another.
An Overhyped Career at Zenit
Robert Renan has only played a few matches for Zenit St Petersburg since his arrival earlier this year. Despite this, numerous transfer rumours have linked him with big clubs in Europe. Recently, 90Min reported that Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur were looking to sign him. However, according to Luis Fernando Garcia, Renan’s agent, there is no basis to these reports.
Renan’s Career in Russia to Continue
Brazilian reporter Jorge Nicola suggested that Wolverhampton Wanderers were interested in signing Renan during the summer of 2022, and the City Football Group was also reportedly eyeing a deal. However, Renan’s agent says that the interest from English clubs is not true. With these reports quashed, Renan’s immediate future appears to lie with Zenit St Petersburg.
Renan’s Technical Ability Attracts Attention
Renan’s Zenit teammate, Andriy Mostovoy, believes Real Madrid may be tempted to acquire Renan sooner rather than later. “Judging by his potential, I think that everything (linking him with Real Madrid) is real,” Mostovoy tells Sport24. “Both the attention of Real Madrid and a Brazil call-up at such a young age are not easy to achieve. For a defender, he’s super technical.”
In conclusion, despite all the transfer speculation linking Robert Renan with several big clubs in Europe, his agent has confirmed that the 19-year-old Brazilian centre-back has no intention of leaving Zenit St Petersburg. It remains to be seen if other clubs will continue to pursue the young defender or if he will continue to develop his skills with his current team, Zenit.