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The future of Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches is still unclear

Will the young Bayern Munich midfielder stay with the club or will we see him being loaned out again or even sold?

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Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches still has not lived up to the expectations despite being one of Bayern’s most expensive transfers ever. Sanches played an important role in Portugal’s EURO 2016 winning run, but never quite produced the same form for Bayern. Although the young midfielder has had some good performances, he was never given a real chance for consistent playing time after failing to beat out players like Thiago Alcantara, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, and Javi Martinez for a starting position.

According to, Sanches opened up on his current position and his future with Bayern:

I will see. I want what is best for me. If that means that I should stay, then I will stay. But, I will have to wait. I have another two years contract here.

The Portuguese midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from Munich over the course of the last year. Sanches was tied to rumors that he would move to Paris Saint-Germain during the winter and now those whispers have come back in recent weeks. The player himself doesn’t hide the fact that other clubs have contacted him, but also stated that he doesn’t see himself leaving Bayern on loan or going to another Bundesliga team, according to

In the latest rumor from L’Équipe, Sanches is again linked with a move to PSG. Thomas Tuchel wanted him in Paris last winter, but according to reports Niko Kovač himself was against the move. If the rumor is true, it is a strange move from Kovac, because he prevented a move from happening, but didn’t give him much of an opportunity (again) in the Rückrunde.

Another possible destination for Sanches is Turkey. Fenerbahce showed interest in buying the midfielder, but nothing concrete has happened yet.

BFW Analysis

I’d like to see him stay at Bayern and be given a chance. Of course, there are a lot of factors that can disrupt his regular playing time, but he is still only 21 years old and he can improve.

What are your thoughts — is he good enough for Bayern? Does his playing style fit in for Bayern’s style of play?

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