Renato Sanches will join Swansea on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich, Karl Heinz-Rummenigge has confirmed.
But after a disappointing debut season, the club’s CEO told Kicker that the Portugal international will join former Bayern assistant Paul Clement in Wales for the coming campaign.
“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;” Rummenigge said.
“Renato has to play continuously for a year, and that’s not guaranteed given the quality in our squad.”
Kicker reports Swansea will pay a fee of €8.5 million for the loan, but will not have an option to buy Sanches at the end of the season.
Sanches came to prominence by playing a major role in Portugal’s triumph at Euro 2016. However, he struggled for playing time in his debut season for the Bundesliga champions, making just six starts in the Bundesliga.