Swansea boss Paul Clement: Renato Sanches can shine given time
Swansea boss Paul Clement has said a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium will help Renato Sanches rebuild his Bayern Munich career.
Sanches had a difficult Premier League debut in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle following his shock switch from the German champions.
The Portugal midfielder cost Bayern €35 million when he joined from Benfica just over 12 months ago, having been named the best young player at Euro 2016.
But Sanches made little impact against Newcastle and gave possession away on numerous occasions before being substituted.
Clement said: "There was a lot of expectation on him as a new signing, but you cannot judge any player on one game, or in his case 70 minutes.
"I showed a lot of confidence in bringing him here, but he needs to play games and has to work through this period.
"It's been a difficult year for him because he moved from Benfica to Bayern with a big price tag put on him and a lot of expectation around him after what he did in the Euros.
"It did not work out for him or the club. But he has a future at Bayern and he can help rebuild that future by coming here and playing regularly."
Clement said he believed Sanches "can rebuild his confidence by working hard on the training field and getting more opportunities to play" and added that "we all believe in him."
He said: "We think we have a great young talent here. But he has not played a massive amount of games.
"That is going to affect not only the tactical sharpness in his brain but the physical side as well.
"Give him a little bit of time for him to adapt and he will be on the right track."