Transfermarkt: Fix: FC Bayern loan Cancelo from Man City

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Fix: FC Bayern loan Cancelo from Man City

Welcome to Munich: Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic (l) and newcomer João Cancelo. photo

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FC Bayern’s third transfer this winter is perfect. After Yann Sommer and Daley Blind, the Munich defenders bring Cancelo from Manchester City. Can the Portuguese go straight into the cup?

The transfer of the Portuguese national defender João Cancelo to FC Bayern Munich is perfect. As the German soccer record champion announced on , the World Cup player will be loaned out by Manchester City until the end of the season. In addition, the Munich secured a purchase option.

According to media reports, this should be around 70 million euros. The 28-year-old’s contract with the English champions runs until June 30, 2027. Cancelo is a candidate for a place in the round of 16 in the cup at FSV Mainz 05 on Wednesday (8:45 p.m. / ARD and Sky).

“With his attacking style of play and his dynamics, he fits perfectly into our system and with his mentality and experience also very well with our team,” said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic according to the announcement. Cancelo, who played on both the right and left flank at City, is considered a preferred candidate by coach Julian Nagelsmann. “FC Bayern is a great club, one of the best clubs in the world, and it’s a huge motivation for me to be in a team with these extraordinary players,” the Portuguese was quoted as saying.

Defense reinforcement

After the long-term absence of Frenchman Lucas Hernández due to a cruciate ligament rupture and Moroccan Noussair Mazraoui missing at least in the medium term due to an inflammation of the pericardium, FC Bayern could use a reinforcement in the defensive. Especially with a view to the round of 16 in the Champions League, when Munich meets Paris Saint-Germain for world champion Lionel Messi.

Cancelo has had a difficult time under coach Pep Guardiola in recent weeks. He hasn’t been used in the last few games, having been a regular part of the team until the World Cup break.

In Munich, the personnel could affect the future of the weak and willing to change ex-world champion Benjamin Pavard. There is always speculation Pavard that the defender could leave Munich in the summer until 2024.

Cancelo himself has not yet given any thought to a possible future at Bayern after the end of his loan. “First of all, we have to see what these five months will bring,” he said at his official presentation in Munich. His priority is now “to support this team as well as possible”. According to Cancelo, he hasn’t quite finished with the Manchester City chapter: “I don’t see it as a final farewell to the club.” He justified his desire to change with the last short season.

Shirt number 22

The full-back will wear the shirt number 22 at Bayern and is initially on loan until the summer. In addition, the Munich secured a purchase option. According to media reports, this should be around 70 million euros. Cancelo is a candidate for the round of 16 of the cup at FSV Mainz 05 on Wednesday (8:45 p.m. / ARD and Sky). “He’s fit, he’s able to play tomorrow,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann, but left open whether he will bring the new signing from the start: “I’m not sure yet.” Cancelo emphasized: “I feel absolutely ready to start and I’m able to play.”

Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic sees FC Bayern well prepared for the decisive phase of the season after the winter transfer window with the three newcomers Cancelo, Yann Sommer and Daley Blind. “The World Cup hit us hard. Manuel Neuer got injured, Lucas Hernández too, Noussair Mazraoui dropped out with the heart bag,” he said. “We’ve closed those three positions now and we hope we’ll have that breadth of squad to achieve our goals.”


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