Renato Sanches claims that a move to PSG in 2018 was stopped by Bayern Munich and then boss Niko Kovac.
Sanches was once hailed as the new darling of Portuguese football and the heir to Ronaldo’s throne.
He is now almost the forgotten man.
Back in the summer of 2016, Europe’s elite were fighting for his signature.
Bayern Munich stumped up 35 million Euro’s to acquire the next great player out of Portugal.
Sanches’ time in Germany was nothing short of a catastrophe.
After only one year, Munich were quite simply frustrated and farmed him out to Welsh side Swansea.
His time with the Swans was even worse than his time in Bavaria.
They sent him packing and the next 12 months were much like the previous three years.
The player could simply not nail down a place in the side, and when he did play his performances were mediocre at best.
If only Bayern and Kovac hadn’t had wanted to keep him so badly.
They apparently turned down PSG the year before they sold him to Lille.
“It is true that I had a serious offer from PSG.”
“But my club and my former coach Niko Kovac did not want to let me go.”
PSG must be thanking their lucky stars, Sanches has one goal in 17 games for Lille.
Although his recent performance and goal against Montpellier show the potential is there.