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FC Bayern Munich apparently brings João Cancelo from Manchester City



João Cancelo joined Manchester City from Juventus in 2019 for €65m.

Transfer cracker at FC Bayern Munich! The German record champions are apparently loaning João Cancelo from Manchester City.

This is reported by several media, the portal The Athletic reported the deal first. According to sky the 28-year-old should complete the medical check-up in Munich on Monday.

The Portuguese full-back has only been second choice under Pep Guardiola since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The way out is now probably a loan deal to FC Bayern. The deal with the German record champions should also include a purchase option. This is planned for the summer and should be around 70 million euros.

The right foot is a trained right-back, but can act on the left back in defence. At the World Cup, the Portuguese international (41 games, seven goals) played in four out of five games, first twice as a right-back and in the other two games as a left-back.

Bayern Noussair Mazraoui is missing in Cancelo’s accustomed position at right back indefinitely due to a myocarditis. Coach Julian Nagelsmann is not completely convinced of Benjamin Pavard as a replacement, especially since the French international is openly toying with a farewell.

In the most recent 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt, Croatian Josip Stanisic started at right back, while Pavard spent 90 minutes on the bench. The transfer of Cancelo would be another pointer in the direction of the 2018 world champion that Munich can do without his services.

FC Bayern: João Cancelo lost his place at Manchester City

Cancelo has made 17 Premier League appearances this season, in which he has recorded two goals and one assist. However, the 28-year-old had to give up his regular place from the first half of the year at the turn of the year.

Especially in the previous season, Cancelo had shone with outstanding performances. In the Premier League he contributed one goal and seven assists in 36 games, in the Champions League he added two goals and three assists.

The Portuguese’s strengths lie not only in his eye for his team-mates, but above all in opening the game. In Guardiola’s attacking interpretation of ball possession, he was therefore partially moved from the wing positions to defensive midfield in order to have even more influence on the game.

FC Bayern: João Cancelo an “athletic machine”

“He’s an athletic machine. He’s a great runner, he’s great with the ball, he’s also a tough guy. He’s strong, he’s brave on defense, he influences the game on defense and attack.” , United legend Gary Neville gushed about Cancelo, who has even been voted PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the past two seasons.

Cancelo comes from Benfica’s youth and joined Valencia on loan in 2014. A year later, the Spaniards signed him for 15 million euros. This was followed by stints at Inter and Juventus before ManCity signed him in 2019 for a fee of 65 million euros. He is under contract there until 2027.

FC Bayern: João Cancelo in the profile

Surname: João Pedro Cavaco Cancelo
Birthday: May 27, 1994
Size: 1.82 meters
Position: Right-back / Left-back
Strong foot: to the right
Societies: Barreirense FC, Benfica, Valencia FC, Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester City
national team: Portugal (41 games, seven goals)