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[Photo] Man Utd Dealt Huge Blow As Top Target Seals £27.5m Bayern Munich Move

Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow after top target Renato Sanches secured a £27.5m (€35m) move to Bayern Munich from Benfica today.

The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd miss out on Renato Sanches…

Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow after top target Renato Sanches secured a £27.5m (€35m) move to Bayern Munich from Benfica today.

Sanches has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months with the Mirror claiming that United scouts have been virtually ever-present at Benfica games this season to watch the highly-rated midfielder in action.

Various reports have indicated that United have been in negotiations with the Portuguese giants over a potential move for the 18-year-old this summer but they’ve been made to pay for failing to finalise a deal.

Bayern Munich confirmed on their official website this morning that they’ve agreed a €35m (£27.5m) deal with Benfica which also includes various additional add ons, with Sanches signing a five-year deal after passing his medical on Monday.

Deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said:

“The transfer fee for the current international, who was voted the Shooting Star of Portuguese Football in his home country yesterday evening, is €35 million, plus possible bonus payments that could become due if for example the player is named in the World Team of the Year or FIFA World Player of the Year.”

Bayern tweeted a photo of Sanches signing his contract along with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the Portuguese teenager becomes Carlo Ancelotti’s first signing, with the Italian set to take over from Pep Guardiola in the summer.

The news will come as a bitter blow to United as Sanches is one of the most exciting young talents in European football. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Benfica and is expected to be named in the Portuguese squad for Euro 2016.

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With Michael Carrick’s contract set to expire next month, the powerful central midfielder was possibly being eyed as a replacement but United are now going to have to move on to other targets after missing out on Sanches’s signature.



  1. Mark

    May 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Something about this deal stinks. United are supposedly willing to pay Benfica some 63 million pounds and they accept 27.5 million pounds????? Either Benfica are absolute idiots or I am crap at mathematics. That said what the hell is Ed Woodward doing, sitting around with his finger up his arse. He can’t turn around now and say he wasn’t interested. Months of reports and scouting. There is no smoke without fire. He maybe ok at tying up sponsorship deals but he couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery when it comes to transfers. The Glazers need to move him either upwards or sideways and buy some experience in this area. I’m a firm believer that you rise to the level of your incompetence and Woodward has achieved that. God help us in the transfer window. Dawdling over the Val Gaal issue will be to the detriment of the club. United have been terrible this season and it is no reason to keep him on the back of the last three games of the season irrespective of what they may hold. He needs to be relieved of his duties sooner rather than later.

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