The Bundesliga can once again look forward to some fantastic new arrivals next season. The first have already been confirmed and foremost among them are two of European football's most exciting current prospects: FC Bayern München-bound Renato Sanches and Ousmane Dembele, soon to be running out in the black-and-yellow of Borussia Dortmund.
Still only 18, Sanches has just broken Cristiano Ronaldo's record as the youngest player to be called up by Portugal for a major tournament finals. Despite having made only 24 top-flight appearances for hometown club SL Benfica, the distinctively dreadlocked all-action midfielder "is easily one of the best young players in Europe. He's got a great future." Thus spoke Pep Guardiola in April, after Bayern had eased past Benfica and into the last four of the Champions League. And if the star Catalan coach's new employers Manchester City were just one of the big-money clubs to show an interest in acquiring Sanches' services, it was Munich he would opt for as his next port of call.