OFFICIAL: Swansea Sign Renato Sanches

Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches warms up before the match.

Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke

Renato Sanches has joined Swansea City on a year-long loan deal from Bayern Munich. 

Paul Clement has sprung a big surprise by signing Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich. The midfielder was a target for many top European clubs.

The 19-year-old has costed €8.5 million in loan fee to the Swans, however, Clement couldn’t secure an option to buy permanently at the end of it. It’s easy to understand why Bayern wouldn’t want to sell the highly-rated midfielder just yet. It was only last year when Sanches won the Young Player of the Tournament at the Euro 2016.

Sanches has been underwhelming since making his high profile switch to Bayern last summer. As a result, the player was earlier keen to move to AC Milan on loan to recapture his best form. However, Milan dropped their interest in the player after scouting him for some time, and Sanches has now decided to join Swansea.


Upon the confirmation of this transfer, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that he was hopeful that Sanches will make good of this loan spell.

He stated: “We remain convinced he has the potential to become an important player for FC Bayern in the future. For this reason the agreement states that the player will return to FC Bayern on 1 July 2018 with no option to make the transfer permanent.”

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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