Benfica starlet Renato Sanches is ready for move away from the club, says Benfica manager Rui Vitoria.
Sanches made his first-team debut for Benfica last October, but his impressive performances have already seen him linked with transfers to major European clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, to name a few.
However, if reports are to be believed, the Portuguese youngster is set to move to Manchester United this summer, as the Red Devils are ready to offer €60m for his services, with €40m up-front and the remaining €20m in bonuses.
Benfica boss Rui Vitoria has backed the midfielder’s big money move by stating that the 18-year-old has rightfully earned it by ‘passing all the tests’ at the Estádio da Luz.
Vitoria said: “If Renato has to leave at the end of the season, it’s a question that needs to be placed before Luis Filipe Vieira, because it is the president who defines the structure of club and the squad.
“What I can say that Renato has passed all the tests with distinction at Benfica.”
Sanches’ move to Manchester United may take place sooner than expected, after speculation suggesting Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira was recently in Manchester to finalize the aforementioned deal has come to light.