Swansea City have confirmed the shock signing of Portugal international Renato Sanches on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.
The 20-year-old, one of Europe’s hottest properties last summer, has struggled to make his mark at the Bundesliga champions since joining for £30million.
His move to the Welsh club comes with the expectation that he will see regular first-team action at the Liberty Stadium. There is no option to buy when the deal comes to an end next summer.
The sensational move has been aided by current Swans boss Paul Clement having worked with the midfielder at the Allianz Arena while acting as assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.
And his healthy relationship with the European giants has seen them entrust the English coach with one of their most promising talents.
‘We are delighted that we have reached agreement with Swansea City on the loan,’ said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
‘It was our goal for Renato to be used regularly by a club in a very strong league such as the Premier League.
Renato Sanches has completed his move from Bayern Munich to Swansea City on loan
‘We are still convinced that he has the potential to become an important player for Bayern in the future.’
Named the best young player at the tournament as Portugal won Euro 2016, Swansea used a video of Sanches and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo to announce the signing in a Twitter video.
The former Benfica player made 26 appearances in all competitions for Bayern last season as they lifted the Bundesliga shield, but made just six starts in the German top flight.