French giants Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches. The youngster has signed a five-year contract with the French club until 30 June 2027. The transfer move was finalised for a fee of €15 million (£12.5m/$15m), €10m. Sanches had worked with current PSG coach Christophe Galtier while he was at Lille. The French coach is a major reason behind the signing of the Portuguese midfielder. Italian club AC Milan were also in the line to get his signature but Renato chose PSG. It is expected that Sanches has been brought to replace Georginio Wijnaldum who is on the verge of leaving on loan. Sanches will be a regular face in PSG midfield alongside Vitinha, Marco Verratti and Danilo Pereira. The Portuguese is the fifth new arrival at Parc des Princes of the summer transfer window.
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Renato Sanches is a product of the Benfica youth academy. He made his professional with Benfica during the 2015-16 season. In that season, he helped his club winning the Portuguese League and League Cup double.
In a big transfer move, he signed for Bayern Munich in the summer of 2016. During his spell at the German club, Sanches played 53 times for the Bavarian club. He won nine trophies with Bayern Munich but failed to impress.
As a result, he was loaned to Swansea City, in the English Premier League, for the 2017-18 season.
After that, the Portuguese made an entry to French League by signing for Lille OSC in August 2019. In his three season with the club, he made 90 appearances (6 goals, 10 assists) and won the French Ligue championship and the Trophée des Champions in 2021.
Renato Sanches earned his first international cap for Portugal in March 2016, at 18 years of age. He was also included in Portugal’s squad for Euro 2016.