João Cancelo, the reasons for the surprise departure!
João Cancelo, who arrived from Manchester City for 65 million euros in August 2019, will discover the fifth championship after Portugal (Benfica), Spain (Valencia), Italy (Juventus Turin, Inter Milan) and therefore England. The Portuguese footballer (41 games, 7 goals), who is on loan from the Mancunian outfit with an option to buy for 70 million euros, will come to strengthen the rear defense of Bayern Munich. Great shot by the Bayern board. Bad news for Paris Saint-Germain. More questionable transfer to Manchester…
João Cancelo and Pep Guardiola, complicated relationship!
Considered by many observers to be one of the best right-backs in the world, the Barreiro native will certainly strengthen his direct rival on the European stage by bringing all his know-how to other positions. In addition to his undeniable contribution on the right wing, the Portuguese also has excellent guarantees in midfield, not to mention his ability to evolve in the left lane. Versatility, which could explain the choice of the Munich leaders more, this is more so at a time when Benjamin Pavard is not in great form and Noussair Mazraoui has to see out several weeks of absence.
The teenager, who was selected ahead of the Champions League play-off against Paris Saint-Germain, has benefited from the special situation between Bayern Munich, who are often opportunistic in the transfer market, mainly João Cancelo and the Sky Blues. Having been benched for three games (Tottenham, Wolverhampton in the Premier League and the FA Cup), the man who saw his contract run until June 2027 at the Etihad Stadium side was no longer in the foul smell. sanctity.in the form led by Pep Guardiola. the Daily Mail in this regard, it means that there will be a dispute on the training ground. The player would react angrily after learning that he would not start against Arsenal and threatened to leave. Fresh relations with Spanish tactics finally forced the Mancunian board to accept the separation from Bavaria.
If group unity and relationships are considered above purely sporting considerations in this case, João Canselo’s sudden transfer can also be explained by elements specific to the field. Thus, and given the emergence of Rico Lewis and the performance of Nathan Ake in the position, the Portuguese defender no longer had this undisputed starting status. One who has been criticized at times, particularly for his defensive performances, is also paying off with two goals and five assists in 26 appearances in all competitions since the start of the season. “no bite” highly appreciated by his coach.
João Cancelo, already limited to a substitute role against Portugal in the finals of the last World Cup, is therefore experiencing a more subtle period of his career, despite three stints with the chickens. Set up by Pep Guardiola just three times in 10 appearances in all competitions since his return from Qatar, the Barreiro native has therefore been tempted by the Bavarian draft, where he hopes to find playing time befitting his talent. . “I haven’t played many games in the last couple of weeks, so that influenced my decision. It has nothing to do with my relationship with Pep. I wanted to start this new adventure at such a club with such a great history, it’s a dream for me.Anyway, Cancelo explained during his official presentation to the press on Tuesday.
“He’s not the only player to leave for pastures new after falling out of favor – Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have been down that road before – but it’s rarely been so sudden.”journalist Ron Walker admitted to him on the air Sky Sports. An exasperated João Cancelo is set to explore the Bundesliga games no matter what and looks to have the perfect profile to lead Bayern Munich on a new course. A born competitor, the 28-year-old right-back may even have a direct opportunity to exact revenge on Pep Guardiola and his now former teammates. Indeed, should PSG qualify and a favorable draw, the Portuguese would find Manchester City in the Champions League final. Pending this possible merger, the reigning English champions will be able to count on a very rich and experienced workforce, especially in defense (John Stones, Sergio Gomez Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte or Manuel Akanji).