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Renato Sanches Is Moving From Bayern Munich To Swansea On Loan And Nobody Can Quite Believe It

Renato Sanches Is Moving From Bayern Munich To Swansea On Loan And Nobody Can Quite Believe It

We kind of feel the "shock" meme is borderline passé at this stage. Even so, a generally surprising story will still illicit a flood of them across the internet.

This may have been taken to a whole new level this evening.

That's because verified Portuguese Wunderkind, "The Next Ronaldo", Renato Sanches is set to join Swansea on loan from Bayern Munich. There was interest from Liverpool among other big clubs for the 20 year old in recent week, but his likely move to join Paul Clement's relegation battle in South Wales is the kind of shock the internet meme makers are made for.

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By far the best of all though, is one that had a little bit of effort behind it. Good job Dream Team FC. You win the Renato Sanches to Swansea Reaction sweepstakes.

It is one of the stranger moves of the Transfer Window if the proposed move does go through, but it also make a lot of sense.

While Liverpool were linked with a move for the Portugeuse wonderkid this week, it makes sense that Bayern Munich would want to give their investment time to work out before shipping him off permanently.

They paid €35 million for the player just last summer, a fee that could rise to as much as €80 million in the future.

He hasn't made much of an impact in Bundesliga since his signing from Benfica last year, but a year under a good coach in Paul Clement, and playing an important role in a Premier League team could be the making of him. Nobody knows Clement better than Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti who worked with the Swansea manager at Real Madrid and in Munich last season.

And if you haven't thought about it already, he's immediately one for the Fantasy Football waiver wire!

Michael McCarthy

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