Sky Sport reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that Portugal and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has been sent on a season-long loan to Premier League outfit Swansea City.
The news has been confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz-Rummenigge, who spoke to German magazine Kicker on the decision.
“We wanted Renato Sanches to join a club where he is able to play on a high level and where he has a coach which wants him,” said Rummenigge.
Renato Sanches will link up with Paul Clement at Swansea City, a man who Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti knows well. Paul Clement has worked as his assistant at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
“Renato has to play continuously for a year and that’s not a guaranteed given the quality in our squad.”
The Portuguese international started only six Bundesliga games last season, failing to solidify a place for himself amongst a star-studded Bayern Munich side.
He will surely play a much bigger role at Swansea City, a side who were so nearly relegated last term, and recently lost their star player, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Swansea City will pay a fee of £7.8 million (€8.5 million) for the loan but will not have an option to purchase the player at the end of the season.