Renato Sanches: Swansea midfielder will be Premier League hit - Ryan Giggs

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Swansea midfielder Renato Sanches "will be one of the most exciting players" in the Premier League this season, says Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

The Portugal international is set to make his Swans debut against Newcastle on Sunday after completing a shock season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

Giggs tracked Sanches when assistant manager at Old Trafford and described the 20-year-old as "fantastic".

He added: "The Premier League will suit him because he's an aggressive player."

Sanches was named best young player of the tournament when Portugal won Euro 2016. However, he struggled for game time at Bayern last season after joining the German giants from Benfica.

"It didn't quite happen for him last year at Bayern," said former Wales winger Giggs. "That can happen - a young player moving country, different language, a big club and a lot of expectation.

"He can tackle, he can get forward and he's going to a club that play football the right way, so I think he'll be a success."

Giggs said Manchester United became aware of Sanches when he was still at Portuguese side Benfica and Louis van Gaal was manager at Old Trafford.

"I remember watching him three years ago in Louis' first season and instantly liking him," said the 43-year-old.

"I thought then that he would suit Premier League football.

"Paul Clement's ties to Bayern and his friendship with Carlo Ancelotti has obviously got a lot to do with him coming to Swansea - but you've got to capitalise on stuff like that.

"He's a fantastic player and I think he will be one of the most exciting players in the league."

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