Midfielder Renato Sanches says he is relaxed about his imminent move to FC Bayern München, but admits he is anxious about leaving Portugal to relocate to Germany.
At just 18 years of age, Sanches’ £39-million switch from Benfica has captured the imagination of fans worldwide, with many keen to see the Portugal international strut his stuff at the Allianz Arena.
The youngster is putting thoughts of his Bayern move to the back of his thoughts for the time being, however, as he focuses on Portugal’s Euro 2016 campaign.
“I’m relaxed. I’m not really thinking about it in this moment,” Sanches told reporters ahead of Saturday’s Group F clash with Austria in Paris.
“It is quite difficult to leave Portugal. It’s the country where I have always lived.
“But it will be a major change in my life, a new experience. I am at ease. I’m not nervous, but I am anxious.”
He added: “I will learn German, because I signed a five-year contract. I will try to learn it as quickly as possible to get used to the country.”
Sanches recently broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record when he came off the bench against Iceland, becoming Portugal’s youngest player to feature at a tournament.
He made 34 appearances in all competitions for Benfica last season, bagging two goals in the process.