Renato Sanches is apparently on a collision course with Bayern Munich chief after recent comments.
According to beIN sports network, Renato Sanches has publicly criticised Bayern Munich for not allowing him to leave the club.
These statements and the player’s apparent behavior has baffled Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The 22-year-old Portuguese player was deemed one of the hottest properties in football back in 2016. Bayern Munich fought off interest from several of Europe elite clubs to secure the player’s services.
He was signed from Benfica for a fee of 35 million Euros. Labeled one of the most promising teenage players to emerge from Portugues football since Ronaldo.
Things have not quite worked out for Sanches.
His first season saw make only 25 appearances for Bayern across all competitions. With no goals and no assists, it was deemed disappointing, to say the least.
The second season saw him loaned out to premier League minnows Swansea City. He did not fare much better there. Making 16 appearances and contributing only 1 assist.
The Swans sent him back to Bavaria.
He has, however, apparently been given fresh opportunity this season, having already been afforded three outings for the team.
This is perhaps why his recent comments have drawn such disappointment and bewilderment from the Bayern chief.
Salihamidzic said at the press conference to unveil new signing Mickael Cuisance:
“Renato has played three times since the start the season.”
“Against Borussia Dortmund, he was subbed on, in the DFB-Pokal he started and this weekend, although it was only for five minutes, he was also subbed on.”
“Therefore, I didn’t really understand why he had to make these remarks.”
“We will see [if he stays], I already explained on Monday that we’ll keep all our options open until September 2 [when the transfer window closes].”
“Other than that, I don’t want to say much more about it.”
It remains to be seen if Sanches has a future at Bayern. The speculation on potential suiters has been limited given his lack of form.