Clement urges patience with 'quality player' Sanches

Swansea City boss Paul Clement insists loan signing Renato Sanches will take time to adapt to the Premier League following an inauspicious debut in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle.

Sanches, who joined from Bayern Munich on deadline-day, had little influence on the contest as Newcastle claimed a deserved three points courtesy of Jamaal Lascelles’ second-half header.

The 20-year-old was replaced by Wilfried Bony in the 69th minute and finished with the lowest passing percentage of any Swans midfielder.

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