A player recently regarded as one of Europe’s brightest prospects endured a difficult time of late.
During two tough years away from his boyhood club – Benfica – the youngster struggled to make his presence known despite claiming the European Golden Boy award in 2016.
Carlo Ancelotti shipped him out on loan at Swansea City where his most notable moment was becoming a viral sensation for passing the ball to an advertising hoarding. Low on confidence, he got back to Bayern Munich where new boss Niko Kovac is finally getting the best out of the Portuguese.
The 21-year-old came under the light due to a lengthy injury list at Bayern Munich but ended up grabbing the opportunity firmly with both hands in an inspired display against his former club Benfica in the Champions League.
The Portuguese pearl got a standing ovation from home supporters, at the same time attracting plenty of interest from clubs around Europe. The Italian media are now reporting that both Juventus and AC Milan have taken a notice and have identified Sanches as a possible transfer target.
His contract runs until 2021 and it is believed Niko Kovac has no intention of letting the youngster go.
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