Lauded as one of the coups of the summer, Renato Sanches to Swansea didn’t exactly get off to the best of starts as Paul Clement’s men ended up losing 1-0 to Newcastle.
The Portuguese starlet made his full debut in that game before being subbed in the 69th minute for Wilfried Bony to make his great return to Liberty Stadium.
When the transfer was announced, the first thought many had was ‘this is a great opportunity for Sanches to get regular minutes under his belt’, and while that may be true, there were other reasons behind Bayern Munich allowing him to go on loan to Wales this season.
According to SportBild, a few disciplinary slip ups since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti caused a rift between the player and the Bundesliga side, such as the 20-year-old missing a flight and an entire day of training after a two day break, which went unpunished by the Italian manager.
Furthermore, the young midfielder had ‘several shortcomings’, according to the German magazine, which included being too late to meetings, during preseason.
This means the best young player of the 2016 Euros has a lot to make up for during his time at Swansea, and it seems Paul Clement has taken it upon himself to straighten him out far from the many distractions Munich may have to offer.
Good luck to him.