Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign Lille’s Renato Sanches when he was at Bayern Munich, the Portugal midfielder has claimed
Lille midfield playmaker Renato Sanches claims he almost moved to the club’s Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
The Portugal international joined Lille from Bayern Munich for a club-record €25million in August.
However, the 22-year-old revealed he would have been playing in France sooner had Bayern been prepared to sell him to PSG the previous year.
“It is true that I had a serious offer from PSG,” Sanches told Telefoot.
“But my club and my former coach Niko Kovac did not want let me go.”
Renato Sanches vs Montpellier #LOSCMHSC
5 shots (4 on target) : record of the game
10 dribbles completed : record in Ligue 1 2019/20
8 touches in the opponent box : co-record of the game
8 recoveries : co-record of his team.
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 13, 2019
Sanches, who signed a four-year contract with Lille, scored his first goal for the club in their 2-1 win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 last Friday.