Change of Lille: How is Renato Sanches doing?
“I chose the LOSC because I wanted to go to a club where I could be useful. I'm happy to have found a club that really wanted me, ”said Renato Sanches when he introduced his new club, OSC Lille. The Portuguese made it clear that he hopes for a much greater appreciation in France than in Munich recently.
After six competitive appearances, Sanches does not yet look like the hoped-for performance explosion. The Portuguese ran twice in the starting XI, in the rest of the games it was only due to poor performance only for short missions. In the French press, the midfielder is already labeled as a mistake.
"We are trying to build it up," Lille President Gérard Lopez defended the weak start of the season for Sanches on the club's own TV at the end of September. "When I hear that Renato Sanches made a bad match, I have to laugh because they are the same people who will say in a year that Renato Sanches is great," continues Lopez, "he is a player, that takes time. With us he has no pressure. "
With a transfer fee of 20 million euros (plus bonuses), Sanches is the most expensive new addition to the club's history. In further disappointing appearances, the 22-year-old will also find the bland aftertaste in Lille that one had hoped for more from Portugal's once best talent.