So much was promised of Renato Sanches after the Portugal midfielder won the 2016 Golden Boy award. The then-teenager helped guide Portugal to a famous Euro 2016 title (what an incredible day this was for my family and I) and secured a big money move from Benfica to Bayern Munich.
But Sanches struggled during his first season in the Bundesliga, making just 25 appearances in all competitions…the majority coming from the bench.
He has since been loaned out to a destination that surprised pretty much everyone…Swansea City. By loaning the 20-year-old to a lesser team in a higher tier, Bayern was hoping Sanches would rediscover his best form. This has not happened, and the midfield maestro has continued to struggle.
Something hilarious happened to Sanches during the Swansea vs. Bournemouth game. Thinking he had spotted a team-mate out of the corner of his eye, Sanches passed the ball directly to his target.
The only problem was, the target in question turned out to be a red Carabao logo…the same colour as Swansea’s shirts…located on the sponsorship advertising board along the pitch side.
Basically, he passed the ball to absolutely nobody…it’s hilarious !!
Footage of the moment has circulated on Twitter and has received plenty of attention!