Just a matter of hours left is the unexpected transfer of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich. The Manchester City defender will join the German champions on a six-month loan. As reported by the English media, Bayern will be able to buy the player for 70 million euros.
Cancelo had to leave Manchester after an argument with Pep Guardiola. The player was to react very nervously to the decision of the coach, who did not bet on him in Friday’s FA Cup match with Arsenal. Cancelo was allegedly threatening to leave the club, which angered Guardiola, who agreed to the transfer of the player. The relationship between the two was described as “beyond repair”.
It is possible that Bernardo Silva will also leave Manchester City on Tuesday, the last day of the transfer window. He admittedly did not quarrel with Guardiola, but at the beginning of January he put his future at the club in doubt.
Will Silva leave City?
The 28-year-old, who has been playing for Manchester City since the summer of 2017, recently admitted he would sit down to discuss his future with the club at the end of the season. Silva has made it clear that he is open to a new project, which was not going to please the Etihad Stadium. Especially since the player’s contract is valid until June 2025.
On the night of Monday to Tuesday, Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida reported that Silva could leave Manchester City on the last day of the transfer window. Almeida did not specify where the attacking midfielder would go, but stressed that it would be a transfer similar to Cancelo’s. Silva would leave on loan with an option to buy.
In 2017, Manchester City paid €50 million for the Portuguese AS Monaco. This amount was to grow to EUR 70 million thanks to bonuses. In more than five years at the club, Silva won the league four times, the League Cup and the FA Cup once. In 2021, the player played in the Champions League final, in which Manchester City lost to Chelsea.
Silva has made 30 appearances this season, scoring two goals and providing five assists.
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