After Messi and Mbappe… Paris Saint-Germain to sign ‘Golden Boy’ again

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Pocket
WhatsApp

[골닷컴] Reporter Dong-Hoon Kang = French professional soccer Paris Saint-Germain are signing Renato Sanchez (24), who is playing an important role in LOSC Lille (France), to reinforce the midfield. The possibility of Luis Campos (57, Portugal), who was newly appointed as the general manager, is analyzed to be quite large as he is pursuing a transfer with the help of his past relationships.

Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, said on his social network service (SNS) on the 19th (Korean time), “Paris Saint-Germain has been confirmed to be making efforts to sign Sanchez.”

Sanchez is a midfielder who grew up in the youth team of SL Benfica (Portugal) and appeared like a comet as soon as he made his professional debut in 2015. The following year, he was selected for the Portugal national team and contributed to winning the UEFA European Championship 2016 by showing more than expected appearances.

In response, he won the 2016 Golden Boy award, beating out rivals such as Usman Dembele (25, Barcelona), Deli Ali (26, Everton), and Marcus Rashford (24, Manchester United). Then he moved to Bayern Munich (Germany) immediately, and although he was only 18 at the time, the basic transfer fee was 35 million euros (about 47.5 billion won).

However, he did not develop as expected at Bayern Munich. Considering his young age, he was often injured in addition to playing below the level. Eventually, his position narrowed and he went on loan to Swansea City (Wales) before moving to Lille in the summer of 2019 and succeeding perfectly in his revival. He showed improvement by making up for the shortcomings pointed out, and took the lead in leading the league in the 2020-21 season in particular.

Read Also  Barcelona fans ‘devastated’ at Lionel Messi exit; PSG fans ‘waiting for a legend’

Naturally, it has received a lot of attention since last year. Representative examples include Atletico Madrid (Spain), Liverpool, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers (England), and AC Milan (Italy). Among them, it was most strongly connected with AC Milan, and actually signed a personal agreement last January.

However, until recently, negotiations were sluggish in the stage of adjusting the transfer fee, and the deal was eventually settled. In the midst of this, Paris Saint-Germain are trying to sign Sanchez to strengthen their midfield.

In particular, Paris Saint-Germain are actively taking the lead, with General Manager Campos, who led the signing when Sanchez moved to Lille in the past. Reporter Romaro added, “Campos is directly speaking to Sanchez’s side.”

If Paris Saint-Germain sign Sanchez this summer, in addition to Lionel Messi (34) and Kylian Mbappe (23), only three people from Golden Boy will gather. Golden Boy is an award given to a prospect who has performed the most during the year selected by Italian media ‘Tutosport’. Messi won the award in 2005, and Mbappe took the honors in 2017.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Pocket
WhatsApp

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent News

Editor's Pick