Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Benfica’s midfielder Renato Sanches for a fee of €35m. The 18-year-old was wanted by several top clubs, including Manchester United, but the Bundesliga winners won the race.
Sanches has signed a five-year deal at Bayern.Sanches featured for Benfica in the Champions League against Bayern Munich this season and Bayern added in a statement: “The fee for the Portuguese international is €35m with bonuses if he is selected in the Fifa team of the year or wins the Fifa player of the year award.”Bayern have already won the Bundesliga this season and face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final. They lost their Champions League semi-final against Atlético Madrid.
In a statement by the club,it reads; Sanches completed a medical on Monday in Munich and the club’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: “We have been keeping an eye on Renato Sanches for a long time now and we are very happy to have signed him despite a lot of competition for him. Rummenigge added of the 18-year-old, who was born in Lisbon to parents from Cape Verde: “Renato is a dynamic, tough and technically skilful midfielder who will make our team stronger.”
Pep Guardiola will leave the club in the summer and be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Bayern are hoping to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s defender Mats Hummels to prepare the way for incoming manager Carlo Ancelloti.