French champion Lille has to miss strong holder Renato Sanches for six weeks, possibly more opportunities for young Belgians

Lille will not be able to have midfielder Renato Sanches in the coming weeks. The Portuguese has undergone knee surgery and has been sidelined for about a month and a half.

The 23-year-old Sanches was already missing in the selection of Lille last weekend, which lost 0-4 at home to Nice. On the opening day of the Ligue 1 against Metz (3-3) he was still 90 minutes between the lines. He will probably also miss the first two matches of the Champions League.

His injury is a major blow to Lille’s midfield. The northern French club also sold midfielder Boubakary Soumaré to Leicester in the interim season. Opportunities may now arise for our compatriot Amadou Onana (20), who was taken over from German second division Hamburg this summer for seven million euros. Onana, the captain of the Belgian U23 team, was allowed to come in for 25 minutes last Saturday.

If you think they have been weakened by his surgery, it’s a great opportunity to visit online betting and place your wagers.