Bayern Munich’s 18-year-old midfield prodigy, Renato Sanches, has been diagnosed with a thigh injury, which he sustained during the Euro 2016 Final.
As per Bayern Munich’s official website, the teenager will need at least four weeks to get back to match condition and will, therefore, have to wait in order to make his first team debut for the Bavarians.
The Portuguese maestro recently arrived from Benfica in a massive €35 million summer switch.
Sanches missed Bayern Munich’s training session this Sunday, as he continues to rest, so as to be ready in time for the upcoming season.
Renato played a crucial role in Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph. The youngster played in an attacking midfield position, and was even picked to start in the final. He was substituted later in the 79th minute for Eder – the man who went on to score the winner, and help Portugal secure their first major international trophy.
Sanches will most probably miss Bayern Munich’s German Super Cup match against Borussia Dortmund next week.
We may be able to see the 18-year-old play against Schalke on the 9th of September, which comes after a short international break.
The Portuguese stirred up interest from Europe’s top clubs after his exceptional performances for club and country last season. Even Jose Mourinho admitted that he would have fought for Renato’s signature had he arrived at Old Trafford earlier.
Sanches signed a contract with Bayern Munich back in May, but it became effective on the 1st of July.
This was Mourinho’s statement over the 18-year-old midfield starlet:
“I arrived late. I signed in May. If I had arrived earlier, I’d have fought for him.
“Manchester United watched Renato many times, and maybe I did it even more. In so much time at home, I watched many Benfica and Portuguese league games.”
But, the Red Devils seemed to be more interested in Paul Pogba – who played against Renato in the final of the European Championship this year.