Bayern sign Portugal starlet Renato Sanches

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FC Bayern München, Portugal international Renato Sanches (18) and the player's club Benfica have agreed terms bringing the midfielder to FCB for the start of the 2016/17 season. Renato Sanches rates as one of the most talented young players in European football. The player completed the obligatory pre-transfer medical in Munich on Monday and has signed a five-year contract binding him to the German champions until 30 June 2021.

"FC Bayern has been watching Renato Sanches for a long period," commented FC Bayern München AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, "we're pleased we've been able to sign him despite big-name international competition. Renato is dynamic, a good tackler and a technically skilled midfielder who'll add even more strength to our team."

Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen commented: "The transfer fee for the current international, who was voted the Shooting Star of Portuguese Football in his home country yesterday evening, is €35 million, plus possible bonus payments that could become due if for example the player is named in the World Team of the Year or FIFA World Player of the Year."


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