Football: Swansea sign Renato Sanches on loan

Bayern Munich's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches plays the ball during the third place Audi Cup football match between SSC Napoli and Bayern Munich in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on August 2, 2017.
Bayern Munich's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches plays the ball during the third place Audi Cup football match between SSC Napoli and Bayern Munich in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on August 2, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan move from Bayern Munich, the English Premier League club announced on Thursday (Aug 31).

The 20-year-old Portugal midfielder will join his new team-mates in south Wales upon his return from international duty, Swansea said.

Swansea manager Paul Clement worked with Sanches while he had a six-month spell as an assistant at Bayern last year before moving to the Liberty Stadium.

Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica last season after featuring in Portugal's run to the European Championship title and went on to make 26 appearances for the German giants as they took the Bundesliga crown.

The confirmation of his arrival, on the final day of the summer transfer window in Britain, adds to Swansea's midfield options after they recently signed Sam Clucas from second-tier Hull City.

Swansea are currently 13th in the 20-team Premier League after a win, a draw and a loss in their opening three games of the season.