Renato Sanches became one of the great revelations of Euro 2016. He impressed with his physical gifts and his good handling of the ball. Portugal won that tournament and everything suggested that the Portuguese midfielder would end up being one of the best in his position in the coming years.. He signed for Bayern that same summer, but at the Allianz Arena he went completely unnoticed. His progress stagnated and he went on loan to Swensea City where he also had no luck. Lille knocked on his door in 2019 and brought him to Ligue 1, where he has recovered the defensive discipline that characterized him as well as his great attacks in attack.
At Lille, Sanches has been reborn and ended his second season with the achievement of Ligue 1 against the all-powerful PSG. After a good EURO2020, despite Portugal being eliminated at the first exchange, the Portuguese midfielder has once again awakened the interest of the most powerful clubs on the continent, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus. According La Voix des Sports, these three teams are now considering signing him.
The player wants to leave Lille even though he has a contract until 2024 at Pierre-Mauroy, and within the club they do not hide that it will be difficult to retain him this summer. The president of the entity, Olivier Létang, confessed that the future of Sanches is more outside of France than within: “I don’t know if Renato will continue with us, we will have to see. We must bear in mind that we are talking about a top player, so it is normal for the best teams to be interested in him.” Renato Sanches seems to see the light at the end of the tunnel and has the opportunity, once again, to prove his worth on a European football liner.