Shock Move Sees Manchester City Set to Lose ‘One of the Best in the World’ to Champions League Rivals

Joao Cancelo, Bayern Munich target, walking down hallway

According to sources including Fabrizio Romano, a Joao Cancelo Bayern Munich transfer is looking increasingly likely. In spite of the player’s prominent role in the Manchester City squad over the past few years which saw him labelled as “one of the best in the world” by Nigel de Jong, a move is now looking likely before the transfer window slams shut.

Joao Cancelo Bayern Munich Move Looking Likely

Why is a Joao Cancelo Bayern Munich Move Happening?

There are likely to be a few factors in the move happening, with the player himself likely being unhappy with playing time. Rico Lewis has taken an increasingly prominent role at the Etihad this season, which has seen the Portuguese full-back fall down the pecking order. However, a rotational role might not be enough to keep the highly versatile player happy with his playing time.

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Why Bayern Munich Want the Move

Bayern Munich have a few reasons to look at the move. The German champions have a lack of depth at right-back at the moment, with Benjamin Pavard considering a move away in the summer and a major injury to Noussair Mazraoui harming the club’s prospects. Despite the fact the club tend to win the league year in-year out, it’s looking less likely this year. Bayern have no wins in 2023, and securing their defence with such a huge signing could be ideal.

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What are the Terms of the Move?

A Joao Cancelo Manchester City departure reportedly comes on loan, according to David Ornstein, with the chance of a buy clause. As one of the highest-rated full-backs in the world, this is a perfect deal for the Bundesliga side. They get one of the best in his position on loan and can make a decision to buy later, depending on whether his quality transfers to the league. Whilst there are no details on figures for the permanent deal, it is sure to be one of the highest fees paid for a full-back in history.

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