Ligue 1 outfit Lille have bolstered their squad with the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches in a deal reportedly worth €25million.
The Portuguese midfielder was frustrated with the amount of game time was afforded at the Allianz Arena and approached management about an exit.
Sanches has now completed the switch to Lille, signing a five-year deal and will don the No.18 jersey.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reveals Sanches asked to leave as he looks to reclaim his spot in the Portuguese national side for EURO 2020.
“Renato Sanches asked us to agree to the transfer because he wanted to join a club where he can play on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we were unable to guarantee that at FC Bayern. Match practice is also important to him because he wants a place in the Portugal squad for EURO 2020. I would like to thank Renato for his performances, and on behalf of FC Bayern I wish him all the best for the future," he told the Bayern website.