Renato Sanches is on fire as he breaks not one but two records at Euro 2016 having started and then scored in the quarter-final clash with Poland on Thursday.
What could the 18-year-old possibly be missing? How about a hot girlfriend to his side? The Bayern Munich midfielder, who recently completed a big-money switch to the Bundesliga champions from Benfica, was handed his first start for Portugal and he clearly didn’t disappoint.
Sanches won 40 caps and scored 8 goals for Portugal at youth level. He made his full international debut in March 2016 and was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016 at the age of 18, making him the youngest Portuguese to play in an international tournament.
The former Benfica midfielder was a UEFA.com Weekly Wonderkid back in December; now the he is one of the most expensive teenagers in Europe.
Sanches, powerfully built and naturally very strong, makes him an intimidating sight for defences when he strides forward with the ball, and is rarely shaken off of the ball. He makes an even more intimidating sight for opposition goalkeepers as he closes in on goal, and it is his thunderous long-range striking ability that first shot him to prominence. His first club goal, a 35-yard thunderbolt against Academica, won’t be forgotten any time soon.
The 18-year-old has played a vital role in the club’s rise, and became a top Manchester United’s summer shopping list.
Born August 18, 1997 in Lisbon, Sanches made his way through the youth ranks at Benfica, announcing his arrival in the first team this season with a a fantastic long-range strike in a Liga game against Académica. Comparisons with Edgar Davids and Yaya Touré had scouts from big clubs flocking to watch him.
As for his personal life, is still a bit of a mystery. Judging by his age there is no way he is married, though we can’t assure anything. He is however the father of a two-year-old son named Jaysson.
We think he is clearly focus on winning matches and enjoying his fame which makes it a perfect time for being single and just live the moment!
You can check out Renato Sanches on Instagram here.