Manchester United were thought to be the club that was more likely to sign then Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches but Louis Van Gaal who was United’s manager at the time reportedly stalled on the move and the player has now completed a move to Bayern Munich.
However, if you believe Daily star, the Red Devils have not given up on the chance of signing the Portuguese. According to Daily Star, Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made enquire over the value on Renato Sanches’ escape clause with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Odd right? Under FIFA rule, such deals are possible.
Sanches, 18, was superb at the European Championship and was named the young player of the tournament after his stellar performance. He was said to have caught the eyes of many football scouts. Especially that of Manchester United scouts. But he could have been playing at Manchester United. Daily star reckons former United Louis van Gaal was not convinced by the teenager and that the Dutch tactician was reluctant to table a formal bid for the youngster which gave Bayern Munich the chance to get him ahead of the Red Devils.
Manchester United’s delay in sacking their former manager proved costly as Bayern Munich signed the youngster for an initial fee of £27.5m, a fee that could rise to £37.8m with add ons.
Mourinho has however not given up on signing his fellow Portuguese. Mourinho, who is believed to be a huge admirer of the wonder kid is hell bent on tempting him to the Red half of Manchester.
But do United have any chance at all?
Yes, Manchester United still have a chance of signing the player as FIFA allows players to move three times in a calendar. But for that to happen, United need to convince Bayern Munich to sell and the Bavarians certainly won’t want to sell as they do not need to unless of course a ridiculous bid is made.
Personally, I can’t see this deal happening. Unless of course Manchester United fail in their attempt to sign Paul Pogba and decide to go very crazy with a ridiculous bid for the Portuguese.