Bayern Munich have given Manchester United a mega transfer boost by reducing their asking price for midfielder Renato Sanches.
The 19-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bavarian giants after failing to impress in a poor first season with the club since joining from Benfica last summer.
Despite being hyped up as the future of Bayern’s midfield, the youngster made a total of just 6 starts in the Bundesliga last season, and came off the bench 11 times. He did not manage to grab a single goal or assist in the few appearances he made either.
According to reports, Carlo Ancelotti is not convinced by the midfielder, and does not think he has what it takes to make the grade at the Allianz Arena. His doubts about Portuguese youngster led to the Italian boss signing Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso.
Bayern seem willing to let him go now, and have reportedly put him up for sale. Manchester United had been interested in signing the midfielder while he was at Benfica, but eventually lost out to the German giants. They have maintained their interest though, and could very well snap him up this time around.
Bayern had initially slapped a £30.5 million price tag on Sanches, but have now brought their valuation down by £7.5 million, and will listen to bids in the region of £23 million.
This will come as a huge boost to Jose Mourinho, who is keen to sign his fellow countryman and play him in a dynamic three-man midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera, according to German news outlet Kicker (via The Sun).
It is yet to be seen as to whether Sanches will decide to call it quits at Bayern after just one season at the club, but the chance to join Mourinho’s men and be a regular starter for one of the biggest clubs in the world could prove to be too good an offer to turn down.
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