Swans sign Renato Sanches on loan

31st August
First team

Swansea City have completed a season-long loan for Bayern Munich's Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches.

Sanches has completed the necessary paperwork while away with Portugal, and will link up with his new team-mates upon his return from international duty.

Swans boss Paul Clement worked with the 20-year-old midfielder during his six-month stint as assistant manager at the Allianz Arena last year before his switch to the Liberty.

Sanches joined Bayern Munich last season from Benfica for £27.5million after impressing in Portugal’s successful Euro 2016 campaign, in which he was named best young player of the tournament and was also the recipient of the journalist-nominated Golden Boy award.

He made 26 appearances for the German giants last season, helping them lift the Bundesliga title.

His arrival further bolsters Clement’s options in midfield, which have been boosted by the recent signing of Sam Clucas from Hull City.