Renato Sanches in surprise Premier League loan switch


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.”

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Renato Sanches turned 20 just two weeks ago, yet he already has an enviable CV. He has won league titles in Portugal and Germany, was named the Golden Boy award winner in 2016, is the youngest Portgual player to feature in an international tournament and the youngest player to win a final after winning Euro 2016.

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.


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