Renato Sanches paid tribute to Benfica after the confirmation of his transfer to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga champions and will join at the end of the season for €35million – a fee which could rise to €80m depending on success-related bonuses.
Sanches expressed his pride at having secured a move to Bayern but insisted he remains fully focused on Benfica’s quest for a domestic double, with the leaders ending their league campaign against Nacional on Sunday before the Taca da Liga final against Maritimo next weekend.
“I want to thank all the Benfica supporters, all my family for this great moment in my life,” he wrote via his official Instagram account.
“I learned everything that I know today here so I have to thank Benfica and all those who helped me.
“[I’m] happy and proud to wear this new jersey of Bayern but we still have two finals ahead, I’m focused on the main objective, to win.”
Quero agradecer a todos os adeptos do Benfica a toda minha família por este grande momento na minha vida foram 10 anos de manto sagrado , aqui foi onde aprendi tudo aquilo que sei hoje por isso tenho que agradecer ao @slbenfica e todos aqueles que me ajudaram até hoje. Feliz e orgulhoso por vestir esta nova camisola do @fcbayern mas ainda temos Duas finais pela frente, focado no objectivo principal, a vitoria. #CARREGABENFICA #RS85