Despite problem start: Lille sports director wants to make Renato Sanches "the best player in the league"
After three years at Bayern, Renato Sanches moved to OSC Lille in the summer. The Portuguese also struggled with starting problems at the Ligue 1 club, but sports director Luis Campos is convinced of the qualities of the midfielder.
Last summer, when Renato Sanches moved to Lille OSC, a major misunderstanding came to an end after three years. The Portuguese, who was once brought with great expectations by Benfica Lisbon for 35 million euros, never became the big midfield support that Bayern had hoped for at Bayern. The 22-year-old has only played 35 Bundesliga games for the German record champions, and is now set to make a fresh start in France.
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However, not everything runs smoothly for Sanches in the new home. The midfielder has made a total of six appearances so far, only two of them over the full 90 minutes. Most recently, an injury to the Achilles tendon slowed down the international. Nevertheless, Lille sports director Luis Campos, who guided the 22-year-old to northern France in the summer for 20 million euros, is still convinced of the qualities of the former Bayern professional.
"The player experienced a completely different reality, Lille is not Bayern Munich. It will grow with us. I'm sure Renato will bring us a lot. We give him time to grow, ”said Campos at RMC. The Portuguese had high expectations of his compatriot and said: “He is a player who has arrived in a running machine. He hasn't played much in two years. We didn't sign him to make him the best player in the French league. ”
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The former Ligue 1 champion has now returned to the league's top group after a period of weakness. Last season Lille was runner-up, but had to hand over stars like Nicolas Pépé or Rafael Leão in the summer. Nevertheless, the mastiffs from northern France are fifth in the title race, at least theoretically, and can rely on talents such as the former Wolfsburg-based Victor Osimhen or midfielder Jonathan Ikoné.
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