Bayern Munich are prepared to sell Renato Sanches, according to German news outlet Bild (via Manchester Evening News).
Manchester United are set to try their hand for the second time, as they will try to lure Bayern Munich starlet Renato Sanches to Old Trafford yet again this summer.
The Red Devils were close to signing the Portuguese sensation when Louis van Gaal was in charge. However, the Dutch boss was not able to agree on terms with the player, who ended up signing for Bayern Munich instead in the previous summer.
The pull of the German champions was too good for United to handle, however, the lack of game time at the Allianz Arena might now help United finally land their midfield target.
Jose Mourinho has already spoken about his interest in his compatriot, and thanks to him, United are now one of the many clubs interested in his signature.
The 19-year-old, who is regarded as one of the most exciting midfielders in Europe at the moment, has not been able to cement his place in the first team under Carlo Ancelotti, and is reportedly looking for a club for better first-team game time, and Old Trafford is not such a bad option.
Sanches made just 6 Bundesliga appearances, and played 25 games in all competitions, during which he failed to find the back of the net even once in the domestic tournaments.
However, he is still regarded at the highest standard, and is now attracting interests from all over Europe. The likes of Inter Milan, Juventus, Monaco and Marseille are also reported to be interested in the player, but surely, Mourinho will be quick to enquire about his availability.
With the youngster’s contract having more than three years to run, he will not be available on the cheap, but he shall be a super addition to the already star-studded squad at Old Trafford.
Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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