“I’m leaving the team” vs “I’m leaving”… Cancelo threat → Man City ‘quick transfer’ response

 The background to Manchester City allowing the transfer of defender João Cancelo has been revealed.

The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported on the 31st (Korean time), “The severe altercation between Cancelo and manager Pep Guardiola led to Cancelo’s transfer.”

As the winter transfer window closes, the news that Cancelo, who has been active as Manchester City’s main full-back for the past few years, is suddenly about to transfer, has surprised many football fans.

Reporter David Onstein, who is familiar with Premier League news, said on social media on the 30th that “Man City defender João Cancelo will join Bayern Munich on loan.”

Reporter Ornstein explained, “B.Munchen is a team that has wanted Cancelu for a long time, and the lease agreement between Cancelu and Munich will likely include a purchase option.”

Cancelo, who started playing for Manchester City in 2019, has been evaluated as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League, performing well on both sides of the attack and defense, regardless of the left or right side.

As a result, Cancelo vomited the spirit of being selected as the PFA 안전놀이터Team of the Year for two consecutive seasons, the 2020/21 season and the 2021/22 season.

However, the cancellation situation has changed since the 2022/23 season. Recently, Manchester City excluded Cancelo while using Nathan Ake and Rico Luiz in the left and right fullback positions.

Cancelo is not enough to be on the bench, so he is about to transfer. The background of the sudden change in the Cancelo situation had a great influence on the discord with manager Guardiola.

The media said, “Cancelu has spoken out to his teammates in recent weeks about not being guaranteed playing time.”

“Cancelu was furious when he was unable to start as a starter in the 2022/23 FA Cup 4th round Arsenal match held on the 28th,” he added.

“Cancelu threatened to leave the team, but Manchester City and manager Guardiola allowed Cancelo to leave rather than keep him because of the negative impact he was having on the squad,” he said.

In fact, Cancelo was included in the bench list against Arsenal in the FA Cup and could not even play. Despite Cancelo’s absence, Guardiola and Manchester City advanced to the next round with a 1-0 thrashing of Arsenal.

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