Bayern Munich's Portuguese wonderkid Renato Sanches could be sent on loan by the club after a disappointing maiden season in Bavaria. 

Winner of the 2016 Golden Boy award, Sanches completed a £30m transfer from Benfica last summer, but has featured in just 17 Bundesliga appearances, averaging a total of 36 minutes each time he wears the Bayern shirt.

The 19-year-old midfielder could be set for a loan move away from the Allianz Arena, according to Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who believes that the youngster needs to get more game time than he had last season, according to ​Record reports.

"We will decide when we complete our transfers, if we keep or loan him for a year. He needs minutes after the last six months, which were unsatisfactory for both parties," told Rummenigge.

Sanches future at Bayern had been a big talking point in the lead-up to the summer transfer window, with some people believing the midfielder needs to leave Bavaria if he wants to fulfil the potential that he showed at Benfica and during the Euro 2016 competition last year.

Manchester United have been linked with the midfielder this summer, a move that was also on the cards last year before Sanches decided to join Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern.

After confirming the signing of James Rodríguez on an initial two-year loan, Bayern Munich have a plethora of midfield talent to chose from. The acquisition of 22-year-old Corentin Tolisso has also added to exit rumours for Sanches after the French midfielder completed a £35m move from Lyon earlier this summer.