This is just another chapter of what has been a rough week for Sanches, who was understandably frustrated after coming on in the dying moments of Bayern’s Bundesliga opener. Sanches subsequently made it clear that he was not happy about it in a post-game interview.
When asked by Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg and Georg Hölzner if he was sad, he said “of course.” He also said that he did not expect Kovac’s decision to bench him. Sanches went on to say that, “This is not a good situation for me. It’s the second time that I want to go to another club. But they won’t let me go. Five minutes is not enough for me.” When Plettenberg asked him if he wanted to transfer, Sanches replied, “Yes.” Sanches was later fined 10,000 euros by the club for his remarks.
Negotiations between Bayern and Lille are ongoing, with Bayern reportedly requesting a sum of 30 million euros for the 21-year-old Portuguese international:
#Sanches est très intéressé par le projet lillois. Le #Losc va démarrer les discussions avec le joueur. Ces dernières heures les négociations se sont accélérés oralement entre le Bayern et le Losc ! Le #Bayern demande 30M€ bonus compris à Lille. #RMCsport— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 21, 2019
#Sanches is very interested in Lille’s plans. #Losc will start discussions with the player. In the last hours negotiations have been accelerating verbally between Bayern and Losc! #Bayern requests €30M including bonuses from Lille. #RMCsport
Sanches’ time in Munich could very well be over. And for as much as I want him to succeed at Bayern, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen. With that in mind, it’s probably in the best interest of both sides to go their separate ways.