The fight with Pep Guardiola that took Joao Cancelo out of Manchester City towards Bayern Munich
The Portuguese international defender of the Manchester City Joao Cancelo He was loaned until the end of the season to Bayern Munichwith a purchase option, announced the German club this Tuesday in a statement.
“We are very happy that Joao Cancelo can play for Bayern from now on. We will have him on loan and in the summer (boreal) we will have the chance to sign him,” explained Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, quoted in the statement.
After having signed the Dutch defender in this January market until the end of the season Daley Blind (32 years old), who was released after terminating his contract with the Ajax Amsterdamthe Bayern Munich decided to reinforce himself with another defender like Cancelo (28 years old), starter in the five games of Portugal in it Qatar World Cup-2022.
“I have taken advantage of this opportunity because I wanted to get to know a club like Bayern Munich as a player, of which I know its importance,” explained Joao Cancelo, introduced to the press before participating in training this Tuesday.
Formed in the BenficaJoao Cancelo played for three seasons in the Valencia (2014-2017) and two in Italy (Inter Milan and Juventus) before signing with the Manchester City in mid-2019. He had renewed his two-season contract with the ‘Citizens’ a year ago, until June 2027.
It is the third reinforcement of the bayern in the winter market. In addition to the Blind signing, he signed the Swiss international Yann Sommer (34 years) to alleviate the loss due to injury until the end of the course of the goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer.
The Bayern Munich He has an important exam in two weeks, his round of 16 tie for the Champions League against him Paris Saint-Germain.
In the bundesligathe bayern is the leader with just one point ahead of the second, the union berlinand with two of margin on the RB leipzigthird of the classification.
Discussion with Guardiola
Information emerging from England argues that the relationship between the Portuguese and Pep Guardiola broke after a rudeness from the footballer to the coach for not having been a starter in the match of FA Cup against him Arsenal.
As reported by the ‘Daily Mail’, the full-back was clearly angry with Pep when he found out that he would not enter the starting eleven for that game. Guardiola was not willing to ignore this display of indiscipline from the defender and wanted him out of the team immediately. Bayern was the team that took advantage of the market opportunity.