Despite a late resurgence under the tutelage of Carlos Carvalhal, Swansea City were relegated last term, and Bayern Munich loanee Renato Sanches will be returning to Germany following a horror season in the Premier League.
However, Everton should consider taking the Portuguese international on loan for another season despite his struggles.
The 20-year-old, considered as one of the hottest properties in world football just a year ago, endured an extremely difficult time with the Swans, and soon found himself resigned to the role of a reserve player at the Liberty Stadium despite his immense talents.
After a turbulent start, the midfielder looked bereft of confidence and never really got going in the Premier League. However, Sanches wasn’t wanted by Europe’s elite for no reason and Marco Silva should seriously consider giving him a chance at redemption in England. It could potentially prove to be a masterstroke.
Sanches showed his brilliant technical quality in Euro 2016 with Portugal and earned his £27.5 million move from Benfica to Bayern (Sky Sports), and there’s no doubting Silva loves a play-maker – having signed Will Hughes for Watford during his time at Vicarage Road.
If Silva can unearth the player’s immense quality, Everton will reap the benefits of having him at Goodison Park, and if not, Sanches can simply return to the Bundesliga in a year’s time. The risk is minimal and the gain is extremely high, and we could be lauding Silva if the gamble pays off.