'Keep it simple' - Douglas Costa's advice to Bayern's new wunderkind Renato Sanches

EXCLUSIVE | The Portuguese teenager grabbed global headlines in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals but that will only raise expectations in Bavaria

Douglas Costa has urged new Bayern Munich team-mate Renato Sanches to just maintain his standards from Benfica and Portugal to ensure he settles quickly in the Bundesliga.

Sanches has been the talk of Europe over the past couple of months having become one of the most expensive teenagers in football history and then starring in Portugal's Euro 2016 quarter-final triumph over Poland.

Bayern paid an initial fee of €35 million to secure the 18-year-old's services from Benfica in May, while the midfielder has broken a number of records at Euro 2016.

Sanches' goal against Poland to level the match highlighted his quality as he played a one-two with Nani and then rolled the ball from his right to his left to lash a strike inside the near post.

The transfer fee and Sanches' Euro 2016 form will only increase the expectations when he arrives in Germany for the 2016-17 campaign, but Costa insists the Portuguese's new team-mates will be patient.

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The Brazil international, who was Bayern's breakout star of last season, has assured Sanches he doesn't need to change anything about his game.

"I hope he keeps playing the same as he's been playing for Benfica and Portugal and then we're all going be happy at Bayern as well," Costa told Goal Australia.

"That's the most important thing for him at the moment."

In his first season with Bayern, Costa scored seven goals and produced 18 assists in all competitions.

Sanches is the youngest player to go to a major tournament with Portugal, the youngest Portuguese player to score at a major tournament and the youngest goal-scorer in a European Championship knockout match.