Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos went all out to bolster the backend of the team’s midfield depth during last year’s summer transfer window. For one, Campos reunited with Renato Sanches.
Sanches joined PSG following a three-season run at Lille OSC, where he played in 91 fixtures in all competitions and helped the side win Ligue 1 over the 2019-2020 season. Beating PSG to the Ligue 1 title is as tough as getting a full house in bingo. There are a variety of bingo websites, so it’s always best to do some research before playing. Since that bingo-esq title win, he has bolstered his transfer value last season, taking part in 32 fixtures for Lille OSC.
As has been the case for a few other players on the PSG roster, Sanches has dealt with quite an injury-marred campaign this season. He has played in 25 contests in all competitions so far in the ongoing campaign. Several injuries sidelined him from multiple must-win fixtures earlier in the season. For one, a nagging hamstring ailment kept him out of the first leg of PSG’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich.
Sanches recently acknowledged that he has had quite a difficult debut campaign with the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
“The season was difficult both collectively and individually, because there were too many injured players, the squad wasn’t always there, and we were always missing one, two or three players,” Sanches said. “From time to time, it’s difficult to keep up the level.”
As a result of his forgettable first season at PSG, Sanches’ name has been a regular in the transfer rumor mill as of late. However, PSG should not throw in the towel on the midfielder’s run at the club.
Sanches proved over his three-season run at Lille OSC that he can be a reliable midfielder on both ends of the pitch. He is a talent who can progress play into the final third and also excel in being a press-resistant midfielder.
Sanches showcased in PSG’s Ligue 1 away fixture against Strasbourg that he can be a workhorse talent in the middle of the park. He completed 72 passes and won five ground duels in what was the 14th start of his Ligue 1 campaign.
PSG clinched this season’s Ligue 1 title following its 1-1 draw result against Strasbourg. Sanches was quite pleased to play an instrumental role in PSG’s title-clinching result.
“No, we played a good game, and it’s also important to win the championship,” Sanches said after the match. “It’s always a title, and it’s always difficult. For us players individually or for PSG, it’s a title. Always.”
It is expected to be quite a chaotic summer transfer window for PSG, and at the least, the club should not look to part ways with Sanches.