Bayern Munich executive chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that both him and Carlo Ancelotti agreed that Renato Sanches was worth paying a huge transfer fee for.
Rummenigge has pointed to the 18 year old’s performances in the UEFA Euro 2016 and last season’s UEFA Champions league.
“This is a tremendous amount of money, something we do not need to discuss, but I sat down with Carlo Ancelotti in March and we agreed: this player is worth the risk,” Rummenigge told Bild.
“At the European Championship it has already been seen what tremendous power he brings, and what a personality he is on the pitch at 18. That’s impressive.
“When Renato Sanches became known at the European Championships, he had already signed with us.”
“We won [the race for his signature] because the others had just planned their holidays.”