Following weeks of constant speculation surrounding his future, Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has today provided his take on a potential switch to rebuilding Italian giants AC Milan.
Sanches arrived in Bavaria last summer from Benfica with weighty expectations on his young shoulders, having played a starring role as Portugal lifted the Euro 2016 trophy.
However, the 19-year-old managed just 25 appearances all season under coach Carlo Ancelotti, the majority of which came from the bench.
His performances, when given a chance, were underwhelming to say the least, with Sanches failing to register a single goal or assist over the course of the entire campaign.
With Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti having admitted yesterday that ‘a move [to Manchester United] could be a possibility’, the two main contenders in the race for Sanches look increasingly likely to be United and AC Milan.
Speaking on his future during an interview with German outlet Bild this afternoon, Sanches had the following to say regarding a potential switch to the San Siro:
‘Personally, I’m not satisfied with my first year in Munich.’
‘AC Milan is an interesting option. If the opportunity arises and the clubs can agree, I would like to see them.’
‘I’m young. I want and have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.’
While it seems unlikely that Milan would be willing to stump up the reported 45 million Euro that it will take to prize Sanches away from Bavaria on a permanent deal, the possibility of the clubs coming to an agreement on a loan deal with option to buy over the coming weeks looks an increasingly likely outcome.