When former Benfica starlet Renato Sanches made the move to FC Bayern Munich, many thought it was too early. A season of ghostly and poor performances soon followed, with the young Portuguese looking lost on the biggest stage. However, he has found some form again this year and at times has been very impressive for Bayern.
Now, though, it sounds like he might be making the choice to move on by himself. Speaking with an interview in Sport1, Sanches made it clear that his future might lie outside of Bavaria. When asked about his position in the squad, his immediate response was to say, according to FC Bayern fan site Bavarian Football Works: “I’m happy, but of course I want to play more. I feel good. I’m ready to play and be a good player.”
However, he was pressed more on the discussion about his future and was a touch more candid, remarking: “I’d simply like the best for me, and if it’s best to stay, then I’ll stay. If it’s the best for me to go, then I’ll go. When you’re playing, you feel happy, and I want to play and feel happy, because soccer makes me happy.”
While it might not sound like he intends to hang around for too long, his return to form and prominence can only be a positive. At one stage, the prodigious talent looked like he might take the whole world by storm. His return to the first team picture under Niko Kovac has to be applauded.