Bayern Munich to sign Joao Cancelo in shock loan transfer with option to buy after falling down Man City pecking order | The SunJanuary 30, 2023
MAN CITY full-back Joao Cancelo is reportedly set to sign for Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season.
The Portugal defender, 28, has fallen out of favour at the Etihad in recent weeks and is now poised to join the Bundesliga champions in search of game time.
According to The Athletic, Bayern have been long-time admirers of the Man City ace.
The German giants are expected to include an option to buy in the loan deal.
Cancelo has not started any of City's last three games as Rico Lewis, Nathan Ake, Kyle Walker and John Stones have all been preferred at full-back.
The Portugal international, who joined City from Juventus for £27million in 2019, is under contract with the Premier League champions until 2027.
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Cancelo has played 154 games for the club, scoring nine goals and providing 22 assists.
He has been named in the PFA Team of the Year in each of the last two seasons.
And he played 36 of City's 38 league matches in the 2021-22 campaign as they lifted the title for a fourth time in five years.
But his pedigree does not appear to be keeping him from being farmed out on loan to Bayern.
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Julian Nagelsmann's men have struggled since returning from the World Cup break.
They have drawn each of their three Bundesliga matches as their lead at the top of the table has been slashed to just one point.
If Cancelo completes a move to Bayern before the January transfer window shuts on Tuesday, he could make his debut against Mainz in the German Cup on Wednesday.
But his first game is more likely to come away at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
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