Bayern Munich midfielder Sanches tells chasing Arsenal he wants to leave Bundesliga giants this summer
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has admitted he wants to leave the Bundesliga giants this summer, with Arsenal long-term admirers of the midfielder.
Sanchez was regarded as one of the finest talents in world football before he made that big money move to Bayern in 2016, as he had the likes of Arsenal keeping a close eye on his development before and during his time at the Allianz Arena.
The Portugal international spent last season on loan at Swansea but failed to impress and things have not picked up since his return to Munich and has managed just 16 appearances for the German side, and has not started a League match until November.
And he believes he will have to move on if he is to get the first-team opportunities he desires, Sanches told Bild: “I think so. Whether a loan or a sale is better, we will see.”
“Everyone knows I want to play more.
“Five minutes is not enough! To play is what I love. I do my best in every training session. The coach knows that, my team-mates too. I always have to be ready. I’ll do my best for those five minutes. I have the self-confidence. And I’m playing well if I get the chance.”
“It’s tough right now. But I still have 15 years left of my career. The future can be good,” he added.
“I do not know yet. We will see what is best for me. I just want to play.”
Sanches is only 21-years of, age and still has plenty of time to develop into that world class player that many had hoped he would become, so the opportunity to sign him for less than the £40 million that Bayern paid could be seen as a long-term investment.
Under the right coach and given the game time he needs, Sanches could be a top-class midfielder, and a move to Arsenal could just be the thing for his career as the Gunners have a big habit of giving talents a real chance to shine in the game.