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8 things you didn't know about Bayern Munich's signing Renato Sanches

Kapil Virani
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11 May 2016, 20:21 IST
Bayern Munich signed Benfica’s midfield sensation Renato Sanches for €35 million

Bayern Munich announced the signing of Benfica’s Renato Sanches for a whopping €35 million. The youngster has been a part of Benfica since the age of 9 and has not been much known in the footballing world before this announcement. So here are some interesting facts about the highly-rated midfielder.

1) It’s not even a year since his debut

Renato Sanches
Sanches made his debut in 2015 for the first team

Sanches’ only 18, his value is off the roof and it’s not even been a year to his debut! He started training football at Águias da Musgueira at the age of 8 before joining S.L. Benfica’s youth academy in 2006, aged 9.

He made his professional debut for the B team in the 2014-15 campaign but his senior debut only came as recently as 30th October 2015, coming on as a 74th-minute substitute in a 4-0 victory against Tondela.

He has played a vital role in taking Benfica top of the Primeira Liga and to the quarterfinals of Champions League.  Benfica currently sit at the top of their domestic table, 2 points clear of second placed Sporting.

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