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Bayern Munich Signs Renato Sanches


Renato Sanches

Munich, Germany – Bayern Munich have signed Portugal international Renato Sanches from Benfica for the next five years. His contract is set to expire on June 30, 2021.

Sanches is regarded as one of the most talented young players in European football.

“Bayern has been watching Renato Sanches for a long period,” commented FC Bayern Munich AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, “we’re pleased we’ve been able to sign him despite big-name international competition. Renato is dynamic, a good tackler and a technically skilled midfielder who’ll add even more strength to our team.”

Rummenigge also said there had been plenty of competition for the midfielder, who had been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months.

Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen commented: “The transfer fee for the current international, who was voted the Shooting Star of Portuguese Football in his home country yesterday evening, is €35 million, plus possible bonus payments that could become due if for example the player is named in the World Team of the Year or FIFA World Player of the Year.”

The 18-year-old was form in the youth division of Benfica, and has been compared to Yaya Toure and Edgar Davis.

Bayern newly appointed Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to have been delighted with the signing.

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