Center back lost ‘playing time’ to 18-year-old prospect… reason for dissatisfaction with Cancelo

João Cancelo appears to have been unhappy with manager Pep Guardiola over his recent appearances.

Germany’s ‘Sport 1’ said on the 31st (hereinafter Korean time), “The transfer has not been completed yet, but the day when Bayern Munich will announce the news of the signing of Cancelu is not far off. Cancelo will join Munich on loan, and there is also a full transfer option. included,” he said.

Cancelo joined Manchester City from Juventus in 2019. Starting in the 2020-21 season, he became the starting pitcher in earnest, and he scored 1 goal and 7 assists in 36 English Premier League (EPL) matches last season. His ability to play on both the left and right sides, and his attacking style through the centre, made him a favorite of Guardiola.

He continued to perform consistently in the first half of this season. Cancelo played in all 14 league matches in the first half even before the 2022 FIFA World Cup break in Qatar. However, after the World Cup, his position changed drastically. In the 10 games Man City played, Cancelo digested only 5 games. He started three times. 토토사이트

Meanwhile, Nathan Ake and Rico Lewis began to rise to prominence. Guardiola is using both players to replace Cancelo and Kyle Walker. Although Ake is a center back, he was placed on the left side by utilizing the strength of being left-footed, and during the game, he moves like a back 3. Lewis, an 18-year-old prospect, is also fulfilling Pep’s orders.

In the end, Cancelo expressed his dissatisfaction. ‘Sport 1’ said, “The reason for Cancelo’s departure is the disagreement with Guardiola. The cause of the discord was the lack of playing time recently.” In response, Cancelo threatened to leave the club, and Manchester City allowed a loan transfer for the team atmosphere.

On the 31st, transfer market expert Fabricio Romano posted on his social media account, “Munich has reached an agreement on the signing of Cancelo. I told him I wanted to leave. The medical test will be conducted late at night.”

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