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Renato Sanches Set To Join Lille In €25 Million Move

Josh Lawless

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Renato Sanches Set To Join Lille In €25 Million Move

Renato Sanches is to get his desired move away from Bayern Munich, with the Portugal international on the verge of signing for French side Lille in a €25 million move.

According to RMC Sport, Sanches is travelling to France to undergo a medical today. The 22-year old is to sign a five-year contract and will become Lille's club-record transfer.

Last week. Sanches expressed his desire to leave the club following a brief cameo in the 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin.

"This is not a good situation for me," he told Sport 1.

"It is the second time that I want to join another club. But they will not let me go. 5 minutes are not enough for me."

Sanches was then hit with a €10,000 fine fine for his comments but Bayern CEO Karl Heinz-Rummenigge stated that the former Golden Boy winner would not be allowed to leave as the club.

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However, with the former Benfica youngster growing tired of a lack of game-time, and the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, he is now being granted a transfer away as he looks to get his career back on track.

Sanches, a Golden Boy award winner and European Championship winner in 2016, joined Bayern from Benfica for an initial €35 million but failed to get going in Bavaria.

A loan to Swansea City in the Premier League in 2017/18 promised to aid his development but ended up seeing him ridiculed for passing to a Carabao advertising board instead of a teammate during a game at Stamford Bridge.

He may have won two Bundesliga titles in Germany but he'll need to find his feet again over in France.

Topics: Football News, Swansea City, Football, Ligue One, Renato Sanches, Germany, Bayern Munich, France

Josh Lawless
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