Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches’ future at the Allianz Arena still remains unresolved, sources have told Sport Witness.
The 20-year-old came up through the ranks of Benfica’s youth system. He broke into their first team in 2015 and his impressive displays for the club saw him debut for Portugal in March 2016.
Sanches’ performances for Benfica saw him attract interest from top clubs across Europe. Manchester United were believed to the favourites to secure his signature, but the player didn’t want to wait for the Red Devils and agreed to join Bayern Munich. He was also part of the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016, which only served to make the hype grow.
Things didn’t go as per his plan in his debut season at Bayern. Sanches saw his first team appearances being limited and last summer he was allowed to join Swansea City on a season-long loan deal.
He played only 704 minutes in the Premier League for the Welsh club, making 15 appearances in all competitions. Sanches last appearance for Swansea was in January and a lack of playing time at Swansea saw him being left out of Portugal’s squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Sanches will now return to his parent club and is yet to find out if he will be involved in new Bayern manager Niko Kovac’s plans for the 2018/19 season. If Kovac decides to let him leave, then it should be seen if it will be a permanent or temporary move.
So far, it is still not clear if Bayern will allow the midfielder to complete a permanent transfer or go out on loan for one more season. His former club Benfica are one of the sides looking at the option of signing Sanches on loan this summer.