According to media reports, the recently weakening German soccer champion FC Bayern Munich has signed the Portuguese national defender João Cancelo on loan from the English champions Manchester City.
This is reported by the Internet portal “The Athletic”. Accordingly, Munich will also have a purchase option for the 28-year-old, who still has a contract on the island until 2027, in the summer.
Cancelo, who played on both the right and left flank for England, has had a difficult time under coach Pep Guardiola in recent weeks -Pause was still regularly counted among the permanent staff.
Cancelo joined the Cityzens from Juventus in 2019 for an estimated €65m and became champions with the club in 2021 and 2022.
After the long-term absence of Lucas Hernandez (torn cruciate ligament), FC Bayern has a need for defense, and Moroccan Noussair Mazraoui will also be out for a few more weeks due to an inflammation of the pericardium.
There is always speculation that former world champion Benjamin Pavard, who is tied until 2024, could possibly leave Munich in the summer. (dpa)
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