OFFICIAL: Renato Sanches loaned out to Roma with a mandatory buyout clause

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PSG have officially announced the loan of Portugal international Renato Sanches to AS Roma of Italy's Serie A. This loan arrangement includes an option for Roma to make the transfer permanent next summer.

Beginning his football journey in the Benfica youth system, Renato Sanches garnered attention during the 2015/16 season when he contributed to his club's victories in both the Portuguese League and Cup.

Fabrizio Romano revealed the financial terms of the deal right before PSG announced the loan, stating that the buy option is set at "€15m but only mandatory if Sanches appears in 60% or more of the games played by Roma."

Followings his breakout at Benfica, Renato Sanches moved to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2016. He participated in 53 matches and won nine titles while at Bayern. Sanches already has experience going on a loan, as he spent the 2017/18 season in the Premier League after Bayern sent him to Swansea City for a year.

In 2019, Sanches embraced a new chapter by joining LOSC Lille, where he accumulated 90 appearances over three seasons, contributing six goals and ten assists.

PSG signed Sanches from Lille last summer and although often injured he still made 27 appearances and scored two goals through a season full of frustration and struggles.

After the transaction was completed and in their official press release, Paris Saint-Germain expressed their well-wishes to Renato Sanches before he joins Roma for a year and (hopefully) for the remainder of his career in a boost to PSG's coffers next summer if the buyout clause is properly executed then.

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