Joao Cancelo joined Bayern Munich from Man City on FREE loan transfer with German club having option to buy
JOAO CANCELO joined Bayern Munich on a FREE loan transfer.
The Manchester City defender made the shock move to the Allianz Arena after falling with Pep Guardiola.
Cancelohas been one of City’s top players in recent years, but lost his place in the team after the World Cup and was said to have become disruptive.
He started just two Premier League games following his return from Qatar and made the switch to Germany after being overlooked for the FA Cup tie with Arsenal.
Remarkably though, he cost the Bundesliga champions nothing.
That’s because Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed that it was a free loan with no fee.
An option to buy was including the deal with Cancelo only signing until the end of the season.
But a permanent transfer for the Portugal international will cost Bayern £61.5m.
Regardless, the right-back has enjoyed a fine start to his career Germany.
Just days after his move was confirmed, he was handed his debut in the DFB-Pokal last-16 tie with Mainz.
Cancelo took just 17 minutes to register his first assist as he crossed for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to volley home the opener.
And he repeated the feat by setting up Kingsley Conan on his Bundesliga debut on Sunday as Bayern beat Wolfsburg 4-2.