It has been revealed that Joao Cancelo (28) has been transferred on loan for free.
Reporter Christian Polk of Germany’s ‘Bild’ said on the 8th (Korean time), “Bayern Munich general manager Hasan Salihamizic announced that Cancelo’s joining on loan is free.”
“We were able to sign a contract with Cancelo rent-free thanks to our network,” said Salihamizic Munich’s general manager. 안전놀이터
In this regard, European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said, “Munich did not pay Cancelo’s rent. Won)’s optional purchase option is included.”
Fullback Cancelo moved from Juventus to Manchester City in the summer of 2019 for a transfer fee of 65 million euros (approximately 88 billion won). And he has developed into a key player from the 2020-21 season. He played 43 games (three goals, six assists) and was envisioned by manager Pep Guardiola. In the 2021-22 season, he became an indispensable core with 52 games (3 goals and 10 assists). Cancelo was selected as the ‘PFA Team of the Year’ for two consecutive seasons and was evaluated as a top-class defender.
This season, even before the World Cup, their position was solid. But his coming and going was a problem. Cancelo was pushed to the bench as Guardiola left the left and right fullbacks to Nathan Ake and Rico Luis.
Cancelo was dissatisfied with this and pushed for a transfer. England’s ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Cancelu said he would leave the club. And brought a loan offer from Munich. Relations with Guardiola continued to deteriorate after the World Cup, and Manchester City allowed a loan transfer so as not to interfere with the team. “he explained.
After moving to Munich, Cancelo got the chance to play that he had hoped for. He also recorded 1 assist in DFB Pokal Round of 16 against Mainz (4-0 win) and 1 assist in German Bundesliga Round 19 against Wolfsburg (4-2 win). Munich was also struggling with the position, but the joining of Cancelu gave them a breather.
There was something surprising about the Cancelo contract. Usually, when signing a rental agreement, a ‘rent’ is attached. However, Cancelo’s loan deal was free. Munich don’t have money to pay Manchester City. In addition, the purchase option of 70 million euros is also an option, so you can freely decide after the end of the season. Munich has made significant gains.