Swansea sign Renato Sanches on season-long loan

Following what some may consider a blank season for the Euro 2016 winner, Bayern Munich has decided to loan Renato Sanches to Premier League side Swansea City, on a season-long loan.

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Kicking off this deadline day with a quality deal is Swansea City, signing the young yet experienced Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern, who will stay in Wales until June 2018. After a summer frenzy surrounding an eventual transfer to Manchester United on a permanent basis, Ancelotti has decided to instead loan the player to a team coached by someone he appreciates and has a good relationship with; Paul Clément, his former assistant coach. Renato Sanches will be hoping to gain some experience by playing first team football at Swansea, after playing only 17 games for Carlo Ancelotti’s side last season.

“We are delighted we’ve been able to conclude the loan deal with Swansea City. Our goal was for Renato to gain regular match practice at club level in a strong league such as the Premier League,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s chairman. “We remain convinced he has the potential to become an important player for 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.” Following this loan deal, the Portuguese international will be coming back to Bayern next season hoping to claim a role in the starting lineup, despite heavy competition from his teammates – for now, he will have to prove himself in one of the most competitive leagues in Europe.

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