Ex-Arsenal Star & Pundit Backs Bayern Starlet for Move to Liverpool Over Chelsea This Summer

Aug 02, 2017 Posted Under: News

Pundit and ex-Arsenal forward Paul Mariner believes Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches may be set to leave the club this summer, with Liverpool a possible destination. 

The 19-year-old Portuguese international has fallen out of favour at the Allianz Arena and with less playing time under boss Carlo Ancelotti, a move away (either permanent on or loan) for his development as a player has been rumoured in the media this summer. 

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Sanches has been linked to AC Milan, as well as both Manchester United and Chelsea this summer, but Mariner feels a more beneficial move for the young star would be to Liverpool.

When quizzed by ESPN FC about whether he felt the 19-year-old would be a suitable addition to the Chelsea squad, Mariner said: “No, not yet, I don’t think so. I think it would be a bit too much for him. 

“I think if he goes to Chelsea he just goes into the rotation. That’s not what he wants. He’s a fantastic player this kid, a young player, a sensational player.

“I think that he may end up at Liverpool,” he added.

Bayern Munich’s chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, recently made it know that the Bundesliga side are ?only willing to loan out Sanches for the short-term.

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“We would send him out on loan for maximum one year because we are convinced he can become a good and useful Bayern player,” Rummenigge said.

“I had a long talk with Renato and this is a story with an open ending. He does not necessarily want to leave, he wants to play. We all share this opinion.”

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??With Liverpool’s move for Naby Keita falling apart and the looming possibility of losing either Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona or Emre Can to Juventus this summer, a loan move for Sanches could be a smart move.

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