Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti says that the future of Renato Sanchez at Allianz Arena is tentative, and he could leave the club before the transfer window closes.
After playing an influential role in Portugal’s triumph in Euro 2016, there was no denying that Sanches was one of the hottest properties last summer. He was linked with a lot of European superpowers, before Bayern Munich came up with a whopping £35m offer to sign him from Benfica.
There were huge expectations once the deal was done, but the talented midfielder wasn’t able to make much impact at the club, spending majority of the season behind Xabi Alonso, Arturo Vidal, 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. But despite enduring a nightmare first season in Germany, Sanches hasn’t failed to attract suitors, as Chelsea, Liverpool and AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing him.
Recent reports in England suggested that Liverpool are the ones leading the race to sign Sanches, and the Reds have now got the green light from Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ahead of Bayern’s Bundesliga opener against Werder Bremen on Saturday, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager claimed that he did not have any problem with Sanches departing from Bavaria this summer.
The Italian tactician was quoted as saying: “If he stays, I’m satisfied. If he goes, it’s okay no problem.”
With Ancelotti confirming the possibility of Sanches leaving, it seems that Liverpool could make a move for the former Benfica man in the coming weeks. There is no doubt that the 20-year-old would be a good addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side, especially considering Philippe Coutinho’s future at Anfield is still uncertain.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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