Official: Renato Sanches joins Roma on loan from PSG

Andy Mattioli

In addition to Leandro Paredes, Roma have announced the temporary signing of Renato Sanches.

On their official website, the club announced, “AS Roma is delighted to announce the signing of Renato Sanches from Paris Saint-Germain in a loan deal with an obligation to buy if certain conditions are met.

“I’m so happy to have joined this huge club,” stated Renato. “The Roma project really won me over and I feel that playing here is the right choice for me.

“It’s so important for any player to feel the support of the fans. For me on my first day, the impact that I felt helped me understand how much these supporters love the team and that can only drive me forward to give my all to achieve success here.”

The 25-year-old midfielder was part of the Portugal side (alongside Rui Patricio) that claimed European glory in 2016, becoming the youngest starter in the history of the Euros and the youngest goalscorer of all time in the knockout phase.

Sanches’s career has also included spells at Benfica, Bayern Munich, Swansea and Lille, while he has 32 senior Portugal caps to his name in which he has found the net on three occasions.

“Renato Sanches is a player that we’ve been following for a long time,” admitted Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Manager, Football. “Despite that, he’s still a young player and he’s developed the habit of achieving success in every competition, both at club and international level.

“Renato has the technical and physical qualities that should see him slot seamlessly into our midfield, making it even more competitive.”

The Portuguese is set to wear the number 20 jersey.”

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