Bernardo Silva has opened up about Joao Cancelo’s move to Bayern Munich.
A shocking deal was struck ahead of the January transfer window deadline. Manchester City’s Cancelo moved to Munich on loa스포츠토토n. According to European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano, the remainder of the season will be leased, and the contract includes a purchase option for 70 million euros (approximately 94.5 billion won).
Cancelo joined Manchester City from Juventus in the summer of 2019. The transfer fee was 65 million euros (approximately 87.5 billion won). After that, in the 2020-21 season, he played 44 games and was classified as the core, and last season he played 51 games. In the meantime, he was selected as the ‘PFA Team of the Year’ for two consecutive seasons and was evaluated as the top-class defender of the English Premier League (EPL).
However, a problem arose during this season. With Nathan Ake and Rico Luis taking over Man City’s left and right sides, Cancelo was pushed to the bench.
Dissatisfied with his appearances, Cancelo decided to leave Manchester City. Also, there was noise during the transfer process. England’s ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Cancelu has expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of participation in recent weeks. When he was designated as a substitute in the last match against Wolverhampton, he sat on the bench while his teammates warmed up before the kick-off. Arsenal followed. He explained that he reacted with anger when he was told that he would not be starting in the past.”
“Cancelu threatened to leave the club and took a loan offer from Munich. Relations with Guardiola continued to deteriorate after the World Cup and Manchester City allowed him to go on loan so as not to interfere with the team.”
Cancelo occupied the starting lineup immediately after moving to Munich. He recorded 1 assist in the round of 16 of the DFB Pokal against Mainz (4-0 win) and 1 assist in the 19th round of the German Bundesliga against Wolfsburg (4-2 win).
Time flies, Manchester City’s Silva revealed his thoughts regarding Cancelo. He said on the 6th (Korean time) through Portugal’s ‘Eleven Sports’, “Cancelu chose a path where his life can be happy. It’s sad for me and the team. He knows I put a lot of trust in him. He made the best decision for me.”
Silva and Cancelo are also teammates in the Portuguese national team. As a result, he expressed regret at the transfer to Munich on loan.