Joao Cancelo Explains Why He Dumped Man City for ‘Dream Club’ Bayern Munich

Joao Cancelo Explains Why He Dumped Man City for ‘Dream Club’ Bayern Munich

  • Joao Cancelo has explained his decision to join Bayern Munich on loan
  • He made 98 appearances in the EPL prior to his move to the Bundesliga
  • Cancelo played a key part in the recent league wins by Manchester City

Portugal international, Joao Cancelo has cleared the air about the reason behind his sensational switch to Bayern Munich in the just-ended January transfer window.

The defender completed his loan move from Manchester City to the Bundesliga giants on transfer deadline day, with that deal including an option to purchase permanently.

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Joao Cancelo has joined Bayern Munich on loan for the rest of the season. Photo credit: @ManCity @goal
Source: Twitter

Cancelo is believed to have reacted angrily after learning he would not be in the starting line-up for Man City's FA Cup tie with Arsenal, per Daily Mail.

This reportedly birthed his decision to leave the Premier League champions.

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However, the 28-year-old has debunked claims, stating his yearning for game time was the reason for his transfer.

"I've not had much game time, which influenced my decision - it's not about Pep. I really wanted a new adventure; Bayern is my dream club," he said as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
"I took this chance when it came. I knew this big club and I wanted to take this opportunity," he added.

When is Cancelo's Bayern debut?

The two-time Premier League title winner could make his debut for the Bavarians as early as Sunday, when the German giants face Wolfsburg in a Bundesliga clash.

Cancelo joins Bayern on loan

Bayern Munich announced the signing of Portugal international defender, Cancelo from English Premier League champions, Manchester City.

The 28-year-old joined the Bundesliga champions on transfer deadline day after falling down the pecking order at City, Sports Brief reported.

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The defender’s deal is an initial loan with the Bavarians, which includes the option to buy the full-back for more than €70-million at the end of the term.

Cancelo, Guardiola reportedly fell out

Sports Brief also reported on details emerging about how an ugly bust-up bewteen Guardiola and Cancelo occasioned the latter's abrupt departure from Man City.

The Portuguese star is reportedly set to depart the EPL champions before the January transfer window shuts, to sign up for Bundesliga titans Bayern Munich.

Guardiola and Cancelo allegedly fell out before the news of the transfer move broke, with the relationship between the two described as being strained.