Bayern Munich confirm Renato Sanches will return after Swansea loan

Bayern Munich have confirmed midfielder Renato Sanches will return to the club next season.

The Portugal international spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Swansea, but failed to make an impression as the side were relegated from the Premier League.

Sanches moved to south Wales last summer and linked up with then-manager Paul Clement, who he had worked with previously at Bayern.

The 20-year-old finished the campaign having made 15 appearances in all competitions. He last featured for Swansea in the Premier League in January.

Swansea paid Bayern over £7m for the loan of Sanches, while also putting up the majority of his £50,000-per-week wages.

Bayern originally signed the player in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee of £27.5m (35m euros).

The Bundesliga side fought off competition from elite rivals to secure the signature of Sanches following Portugal’s victorious Euro 2016 campaign in France, in which he was an integral part.