Last night, Lille announced a record-breaking transfer deal in the arrival of 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich.
In a move believed to be worth €20m, Sanches, who struggled at Bayern Munich and notably during a loan spell with Swansea City in the Premier League, moves to a club where he will seek to kick-start his career, whilst continuing to feature in Champions’ League football.
Sanches has signed a 4-year contract and had the following to say on the move:
“My desire was to join Lille and so I am certainly very happy to be here. I was very nicely welcomed and I hope that everything will go well for me. I had been in contact with Luis Campos for a long time already. His words and the project that they are undertaking with Gérard Lopez convinced me, just as much as the confidence that they have in me. I spoke an enormous amount with José Fonte, I have always got on well with him. I don’t yet know my other team-mates well, but I cannot wait to meet them all. Allez LOSC!”