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Swansea City flop linked with shocking £18m return to Premier League next season

  • May 14, 1:31

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

In one of the more absurd sounding transfer links, Renato Sanches who released his own emoji earlier this week, passed to the advertising hoarding instead of a teammate and failed to do anything meaningful at relegated Swansea City is being linked with a transfer to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The report in the Birmingham Mail claims that the 20-year old who has now completed his stint in Wales, is subject of interest from Wolves who are being supported by Renato Sanches’ agent Jorge Mendes – and could ultimately be given another opportunity to show the talent that got Bayern Munich to sign him.

German champions Bayern will not entertain offers south of £18m for the Portuguese international, while a season long loan-deal is also possible, however Benfica and Inter Milan are also monitoring the 20-year old’s availability.

The appetite may be for the player, who has the potential, to go and re-discover his form and that may have to be at a club like Benfica or potentially in the Bundesliga – making a Premier League return appear unlikely – that is from the early noises being made by Bayern.

Portuguese side Benfica are said to have already ‘opened discussions’ to bring back their former player who came through their youth ranks – winning the league title once back in 2016.

If Renato Sanches is keen on what would be another stab at proving his critics wrong in the Premier League, then the route via his agent Mendes looks clear. The super agent has already proved effective at the Midlands club bringing in some notable names including Ruben Neves.

Huge question marks will hover over Sanches if he ends up at Molineux next season with fans likely to want an instant impact from a player who could must just 12 Swansea City appearances, and zero goals.