Manchester City star Joao Cancelo to leave for Bayern Munich, in shock loan deal

Joao Cancelo of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their 1st goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton FC at Etihad Stadium on October 8, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is leaving the club midseason to go on loan to Bayern Munich.

That's the shock revelation at the end of the transfer window for City fans, as Cancelo looks for more game-time and Pep Guardiola lets one of his key stars of last season's title win head to the Bundesliga.

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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.