Renato Sanches close to joining AS Roma on loan

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After just a year at PSG, Renato Sanches is reportedly on the verge of leaving Paris and making a move to AS Roma, according to information obtained by RMC Sport and reported by the outlet late Wednesday, July 26.

Last summer, Sanches signed a five-year contract with PSG, one that would see him don Parisian threads through June 2027. After a season full of injuries and with the Portugal international never adapting to PSG, the midfield seems to be on his way out.

Renato Sanches appeared in only 27 matches across all competitions last year at PSG, scoring two goals. That minimal production, paired with the arrival of new midfielders this summer via transfer, has made it easier for PSG to make the decision of selling the Portuguese.

Despite it's been reported that Renato Sanches' desire is to remain in Paris, he won't oppose a transfer away from PSG if that guarantees him playing time in a better environment ahead of next season.

Recent reports suggest that Renato Sanches could be loaned to AS Roma, where manager Jose Mourinho has greenlighted the operation already.

Talks between PSG and the Italian club have intensified of late, reported RMC, with discussions "centering around a possible loan deal with or without a mandatory purchase option."

PSG are interested in receiving compensation for the loa, but it is not clear if Roma would pay something to PSG for that loan alone this summer or if the French club would force them to do so by introducing a must-buy clause in the deal to be executed by the Serie A side in July 2024.

It's worth noting that Jose Mourinho, Roma's coach, is reportedly keen on recruiting the 25-year-old, who wasn't given any playing time in the match against Al Nassr recently, sparking questions about his whereabouts and fitness.

With the pre-season just getting started, it'd be weird to find out that Renato Sanches has suffered any sort of injury already. That means that his absence from recent matches would most probably be geared toward an exit more than the player having suffered any physical issue.

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