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AC Milan wanted him, but not on loan, and definitely not without an option to buy at the end of the season. Other Premier League clubs were linked with a move for him, but at the end of the day, what seems to have mattered the most, is who sits on the bench of Swansea City.
The Swans have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to ‘host’ Renato Sanches for a year, and they have their coach, Paul Clement, mostly to thank for that.
Carlo Ancelotti’s former assistant at Bayern (and not only, they have worked together for a number of years) took over at Swansea last December, he has actually already worked with the young Portuguese, and it’s his presence that made Bayern accept the Swans’ proposal.
We wanted Renato Sanches to join a club where he is able to play on a high level and where he has a coach who wants him. Renato has to play continuously for a year, and that’s not guaranteed given the quality in our squad
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Kicker, announcing the deal between the two sides.
According to reports, Swansea will pay Bayern €8.5 million, but do not have an option to buy at the end of the season.