Man City sent Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich

02:16 | 31/01/2023

Although once an indispensable pillar at Man City, Cancelo now has no place in Pep Guardiola's squad due to the attitude controversy.

Pep Guardiola shocked when he got rid of Cancelo to Bayern Munich

Reputable journalist David Ornstein and many reputable newspapers in England and Germany have reported that defender Cancelo is about to join Bayern in the winter transfer window of 2023.

Specifically, "Gray Lobster" decided to borrow this player until the end of this season.


Not only loaning Cancelo, Bayern also agreed with Man City to agree to buy this player permanently at the end of this season for £ 61.5 million.

He currently has a contract until the summer of 2027 with the Etihad Stadium team.

This is a shocking deal for many people because Joao Cancelo was the mainstay under Man City's defense last season, able to kick both flanks well.

Why did Man City send Cancelo to Bayern?

In the last few weeks, Cancelo's game count has dropped significantly. Since the 2022 World Cup, he has only played five matches and three of them are substitutes.


Cancelo's last match was the Manchester derby on January 14, when he played the full 90 minutes. Since then, coach Guardiola has often used Ake or the 18-year-old Rico Lewis for the left-back position.

According to British newspaper Sportsmail, Cancelo has repeatedly spoken up internally because he often has to be a substitute. Cancelo told Guardiola that he wanted to leave, but the teacher did not want to keep him.

The relationship between the Portuguese defender and Guardiola has deteriorated since the World Cup.

When he had to be a substitute in the match against Wolves on January 22, Cancelo did not warm up with his teammates but sat down in the technical area.

Cancelo was also angry because he continued to not play against Arsenal, even clashing with Guardiola during a training session.


To avoid affecting the atmosphere of the whole team, Man City decided to let Cancelo leave.

If the procedure is completed soon, Cancelo could soon make his debut for Bayern. Specifically, the "Gray Lobster" match against Mainz in the German National Cup will take place on February 2.