Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanchez has admitted that he wants to leave the Allianz Arena outfit this summer, so as to get more first-team football under his belt.
After playing an instrumental role in Portugal’s triumph in Euro 2016, Sanches was undoubtedly one of the hottest properties in world football last summer. He was linked with a lot of Europe’s top clubs, before Bayern Munich came up with a whooping £35m bid to sign him from Benfica.
Once the deal was done, there were lots of expectations around him, but he wasn’t able to make much of an impact at the club, spending majority of the season behind Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso, and Thiago Alcantara in the pecking order.
In the mere 9 games Sanches started last season, he failed to score a single goal as well as register an assist to his name.
And having failed to establish himself in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting lineup, the talented midfielder has now confirmed that he is set to leave Bayern, and also added that he is looking to find a new club that will offer him more minutes on the pitch.
“I’m not satisfied,” said Sanches after Bayern’s 3-2 win over Chelsea in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday. “Of Course, I would like to play more that’s why I want to change and go to a club where I would play more.
“AC Milan is an interesting option. If the opportunity emerges, and the clubs can agree, I would like to now. I am now with Bayern but when we go back to Munich from Asia, we will sit together and find a solution. I am young, I am young and I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.”
Despite enduring a tough debut campaign, the interest in Sanches hasn’t seemed to die down, with AC Milan and Man United fighting hard to lure the former Benfica graduate away from Germany.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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