Joao Cancelo shock move to Bayern Munich including training ground bust-up, as the Manchester City star landed in Munich in order to undergo medicals later as sign as new Bayern player.
Joao Cancelo shock move to Bayern Munich
The full-back is joining Bayern Munich, that’s for sure, with numerous trusted sources that the deal is done.
This transfer escalated quickly in matter of days and it’s shocking for many reasons:
- It is in the middle of the season
- January Transfer window is ending on 31st of Jan
- There are some ugly builds-up in the deal
Joao Cancelo and Pep Guardiola ground bust-up
Exclusive source from Daily Mail stated that there was a furious training ground bust-up between Cancelo and his coach Guardiola, this actually sparked his Man City exit in shocking fashion.
The Portuguese learned that he would not be in the starting XI for City’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal earlier, in which Nathan Ake scored the only goal to put the Manchester club through to next round.
Cancelo has been vocal in recent weeks about wanting more game time and and has had heated discussions with Spanish coach Guardiola about starting only three of the 10 fixtures since returning from international duty in Qatar.
He was hooked at half time of the 1-0 1-0 Premier League win over Chelsea and played in defeats by Southampton and Manchester United.
This could be the sign of things broken in the relationships between Cancelo and Guardiola.
The player, who had been in the PFA Team of the season twice, is now eventually granted his wish, with the The German champions have the option to sign him for £61million at the end of the season.
Knowing Bayern well, it’s obvious that the club rarely triggers such clause in their previous transfer, which could be seen through Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) or James Rodriguez (Real Madrid).
Will Man City seek for replacement for Cancelo?
With the window is closing in less than 48 hours, and it can be considered impossible for the English champions to seek for a replacement.
Internally, Nathan Ake has been one of City’s best performers in recent weeks deputising at left-back and can be a worthy alternative option.