The Portugal international will join the Premier League side on a season-long loan to Wales.
Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich will join Swansea, confirmed Karl Heinz-Rummenigge. The 20-year-old midfielder joined the Bavarians last season from Benfica, but he has been struggling with getting the first-team action he needs.
Speaking to Kicker, Rummenigge said:
“We wanted Renato Sanches to join a club, where he is able to play on a high level and where he has a coach, which wants him;
“Renato has to play continuously for a year, and that’s not guaranteed given the quality in our squad.”
Swansea will have to pay around €8.5 million for the loan, but there is no option of buying Sanches in the end of the season.
The youngster was linked with a number of top European clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool and AC Milan, but the final choice is rather surprising – Swansea from the Premier League. The main reason for this switch is the desire of Renato to be involved in first-team action throughout the whole season – something he cannot be guaranteed in a big European club. Not to mention Sanches has worked with the Swans coach Paul Clement, who worked as an assistant coach in Bayern Munich until the end of 2016.