Swansea City midfielder Renato Sanches is still a big subject in Portugal. The wonderkid who left Benfica for Bayern Munich in 2016 is still to show why the German side paid so much for him, and his failure is a frequent matter in his home country’s press.
Valencia winger Gonçalo Guedes has given an interview to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, and as he was Sanches’ teammate at Benfica, he was asked about the problems the midfielder has been having to settle in at other clubs.
Quizzed if he still follows Sanches, Guedes told A Bola: “I’m a great friend of Renato, a person I admire a lot, I’ve known him for a long time. I think he’s going to turn around, despite the difficulties he’s experiencing. Which are well known.
“He is a player with a lot of quality and has his head in place, he will go around and people who criticise him will them apologise to him because he will give a good answer.”
He was also asked if in order to regain his confidence, the Swansea City loan player could end up returning to Benfica: “I don’t know about that… but I know that he’s going to show a lot of good things on the pitch, that’s going to happen.”
Guedes knows a little of what Sanches is going through, after a disappointing time at PSG, he’s found a great form on a loan at Valencia. That’s what Bayern hoped when loaning Sanches to Swansea, but the outcome isn’t exactly being the same.