Bayern Munich are keen to sell Renato Sanches this summer, which is fantastic news for the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as all of you fantasy football fans out there.
The Portuguese winger has been a long-term target for United, while Chelsea have reportedly made a late bid for the youngster.
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It’s common knowledge that the 19-year-old is surplus to requirements at Munich, having struggled to hold down a regular starting role with the Germany giants since his £30million move from Benfica last summer.
AC Milan have been sniffing ’round the Euro 2016 winner all summer long, but a sensational move to the Premier League is still very much on the cards.
Sanches played just 25 games across all competitions for Bayern last season, failing to achieve a single goal or assist.
But his form for Benfica the season before helped the Aguias win the Portuguese Liga, while his performances for Portugal during their successful Euro 2016 campaign saw him win the Young Player of the Tournament Award.
Sanches is renowned for his versatility in midfield, and is adept playing in defensive, attacking, central and wide roles.
What could Sanches bring to your fantasy football team?
As one of the most exciting youngsters in world football, it’s not surprising that there’s plenty of clubs interested in signing Sanches.
Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they will allow the Portuguese international to leave this season, although the German giants are said to favour a loan deal ahead of a permanent transfer.
With his versatility, pace and ability on the ball, Sanches has often been compared to Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf, while his strength, composure in possession and his hairstyle have been likened to Edgar Davids.
If Sanches does head to the Premier League this season, we reckon he could be a popular choice among fantasy football managers.
And if you wanted this youngster in your Dream Team this season, we reckon he’ll be a similar price to new boys Bernardo Silva (£4.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£4.0m).
How does fantasy football work?
The setup for Dream Team is quite simple – as a manger you get a budget of £50m to spend on your team of 11 players.
Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday this season and you’ll be allowed to transfer out players who have already played in that Game Week.
What will Liverpool new boy Salah bring to Dream Team?
- 15 goals and 11 assists in Serie A for Roma last season
- Had a higher rating (7.48) than Paulo Dybala (7.46) in Italy last season
- Quick, nippy winger with a point to prove after failed spell at Chelsea
- Get him in your Dream Team now
Each manager gets a maximum of three transfers a month – so it’s important to pay attention to upcoming fixtures.
And if the incentive of beating your mates in our Mini-League system isn’t enough, there’s a whopping £750,000 prizepot at stake too.
Which fantasy football team names are the most popular?
Team names have become almost as important as picking winning sides in recent years, with the punnier the name the better.
So whether it’s Lallana in Pyjamas, Giroud Sandstorm or Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtel, take a look at our foolproof list to help you decide.
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