Swansea Officially Signs Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches on a Season-Long Loan Deal
Swansea have officially completed the signing of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal, in what is arguably one of the most eyebrow-raising transfers of the summer.
The 20-year-old had been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Monaco, Juventus, AC Milan to name but a few, but Swansea have somehow managed to pull off the coup.
Sanches was hailed as one of the hottest young prospects in world football following his showing at Euro 2016 but his progression has halted since then.
He failed to kick on in the way people expected him to last season and wasn't even selected by Portugal for the recent Confederations Cup.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had said this morning that the deal was set to go through, and now the club have provided official confirmation of the move via their official website and social media channels.
Sanches will be a direct replacement for the departed Gylfi Sigurdsson and will be bidding to remind his parent club just how much ability he has.
Had he remained at the Allianz, he would have had to fight for his place in centre midfield with Arturo Vidal, Thiago Alcantara, Corentin Tolisso, Sebastian Rudy and James Rodriguez.