Renato Sanches moves in Ligue 1 from Lille to Paris Saint-Germain, where he is reunited with coach Christophe Galtier. The 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder signed a 5-year contract with the reigning champions on Thursday.
Sanches went through the youth academy of Benfica and was long regarded as a great promise. At Bayern Munich, however, the footballer did not live up to the high expectations. The German club loaned Sanches to Swansea City in the interim and 3 years ago he made the switch to Lille.
90 duels: 6 goals en 10 assists
With Lille, Sanches won the French title last year. The Dutchman Sven Botman then also played in that team. Sanches made 90 appearances for Lille in 3 years, scoring 6 times and providing 10 assists.
Sanches was part of the selection of Portugal in 2016 that won the European title in France.
Trainer Galtier, who replaced Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino at PSG this summer, previously welcomed newcomers Vitinha, Nordi Mukiele and Hugo Ekikike. He hopes, in addition to Sanches, for 3 more reinforcements this transfer period. Georginio Wijnaldum has to leave and is on his way to AS Roma.
PSG start the new season on Saturday with an away game against Clermont Foot.