One of the targets that AC Milan tried for during the summer was Renato Sanches, and the summer could provide an opportunity to try again.
Calciomercato.com write how Sanches’ choice to join Paris Saint-Germain is not paying off at the moment, with the Portuguese midfielder having had an offer from the table from Milan who had identified him as the right profile to replace the outgoing Franck Kessie.
The Rossoneri waited for Sanches, to such an extent that they even lost the opportunity to work on the arrival of Enzo Fernandez. Sanches chose to leave Lille but to move to PSG who are paying him €5m net per season plus €2m in bonuses, a richer contract than the one proposed by Milan.
However, what PSG did not guarantee is the same centrality in the project, and so far Sanches has just four starts and 17 total appearances under head coach. It’s not the scenario he expected and after a few months the situation begins to take its toll.
After the match against Montpellier, the midfielder made his feelings known: “I’m back from an injury, I know it’s a bit complicated and a bit frustrating because it’s difficult to play well when you come back from an injury.
“But I feel good, I just have to play again a little. The coach chooses the team. I’m not happy, it’s normal that I want to play more and more. But I respect the coach’s decision and I’m here to give my best.”
This is where Milan could come back in again. Considering that the coach is pondering changing from the 4-2-3-1 that led him to win the 19th Scudetto to try a 4-3-3, Sanches could be an ideal partner for Ismael Bennacer and Sandro Tonali.
PSG could evaluate a favourite transfer formula in order not to excessively devalue the €15m investment made last summer. In time it will become clearer if the idea could become concrete again.