Why Everton Should Quickly Move For Renato Sanches
After an impressive display at the 2016 European Championship, the then 18-year-old became the youngest Portuguese player to win a major international competition. Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich did not waste too much time in signing the teenage sensation from Benfica.
After the hype surrounding the teenager, Sanches only ended up warming the bench at Bayern Munich for the most part of last season. Last year’s Young Player of the Tournament at the Euro failed to make any kind of contribution at the Allianz due to his limited starts.
The 19-year-old could now be on his way out of Bayern Munich as he looks for regular first-team football in a big League and what better place to go than to the Premier League with Everton. The Toffees have had a busy summer so far with three signings already and are looking to bring in more quality players before the start of the new season.
Ronald Koeman could certainly use a talented youngster like Renato Sanches, who has a good understanding of the game and the will to progress further. Let’s take a look at few reasons why Everton should sign Renato Sanches this summer.
With just 9 starts in his 17 appearances for Bayern Munich last season, Sanches barely had a chance to show his true potential. He picked up an injury at the start of last season which delayed his debut for Bayern and when he did make it, he looked off colour and was subbed off for Philipp Lahm. He struggled to break into the first team that had the likes of Lewandowski, Robben, Muller, Coman, and Ribery etc. He had the likes of Douglas Costa as a company on the bench as his season came to a disappointing end.
Too strong for his age
Although Renato Sanches is just 19 years old, it barely seems that way when you look at his strength and agility on the pitch. Despite being just over 5ft 9in, the teenager relishes a challenge when he gets one. His positioning and upper body strength are his main attributes along with his ability to keep possession of the ball under pressure.
Boost for the Everton fans
The most important thing that Renato Sanches brings to Everton is a sense belief and ambition. The fans are bound to be overjoyed by the kind of transfer business the Toffees have managed to make this summer, with Ronald Koeman playing a big part in the negotiations.
Everton could also consider a loan move for Sanches as Bayern Munich have enough cover to last them the whole of next season. It will also serve as a learning curve for the young Portuguese teenager.