Former Manchester United target Renato Sanches admitted that he decided to join Bayern Munich due to their ability to win silverware.
The 18-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford this summer, but instead decided to join the Bundesliga champions on a five-year deal worth an initial fee of £27.5million.
United saw the midfield star as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick, who is expected to leave the club when his contract expires next month.
When asked about his decision to join Bayern, he admitted that he believes he is capable of winning more trophies in Munich despite an offer from the Red Devils.
“Manchester United made an offer. I think it was well known,” he is quoted by the Express.
“But I had other offers as well.”
“I chose Bayern Munich because it’s a great club. They have a 65,000 seater stadium and an atmosphere similar to Benfica. I’ll win titles.”
Despite his young age, Sanches has already worked his way into the Portugal national team set-up and is tipped for a bright future.
He managed to make 45 appearances in all competitions for his side this past term, scoring five goals while providing another one assist.