AS Roma finalized the double swoop of Paris Saint-Germain midfielders Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanches. The Argentine will head to the Serie A club on a permanent transfer. Meanwhile, Sanches is moving to Italy on a loan.
French journalist Abdellah Boulma shed light on the financial and performance-related aspects shaping the player’s stint with the Italian club. As Sanches prepares to embark on a new chapter with Roma, they’ll pay a €1 million loan fee.
However, the presence of purchase obligations that hinge on Sanches’ playing time during his loan spell sets this loan move apart. Furthermore, the details of these obligations offer insight into how the final transfer fee will be determined.
If the midfielder plays in 55 percent of the team’s matches during the loan period, Roma will be obligated to buy him for a fee of €11 million. On the other hand, if Sanches takes the field in 75 percent of Roma’s games, the purchase obligation rises to €14 million.
🚨🇵🇹| The details of Renato Sanches’ loan move to AS Roma:
◉ € 1M loan fee
◉ The obligation to buy is set at € 11M IF Renato plays 55% of the games.
◉ The obligation to buy is set at € 14M IF Renato plays 75% of the games. @AbdellahBoulma @Fil_Biafora pic.twitter.com/DJNpXaViOV
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 16, 2023
PSG likely hopes that Sanches has a successful loan spell so they can recoup that sum. As for the midfielder, he probably wants to be a crucial part of Roma’s midfield. Success at Roma might secure him a spot on Portugal’s national team ahead of UEFA Euro 2024 next summer.