Joao Cancelo didn’t rule out returning to Manchester Metropolis and performed down discuss of a dispute with Pep Guardiola after becoming a member of Bayern Munich.
Cancelo contested a mortgage transfer to the Bundesliga champions for the remainder of the season on switch deadline day.
The versatile Portugal full-back has fallen out of favor at Metropolis amid experiences of a rift with supervisor Guardiola.
Cancelo is beneath contract with the Premier League champions till June 2027 and says he didn’t essentially play his final sport for the membership.
He stated throughout a press convention on Tuesday: “There was quite a lot of hypothesis about my relationship with Pep Guardiola. However the fact is that I wished to get extra taking part in minutes. And I see this chance in Bayern Munich.
It would sound like goodbye [a video he posted on Instagram], however that wasn’t the case, and we’ll must see what these 5 months in Munich carry. My contract is till the top of the season and I wish to give attention to my objectives and people of the membership.
“Then we sit down and see what’s subsequent. I had a good time at Manchester Metropolis. I am nonetheless beneath contract with Metropolis as effectively, however Bayern is my precedence now.”
– Bayern Munich (FCBayernEN) January 31, 2023
And the 28-year-old revealed that he had not spoken to former Bayern coach Guardiola about the potential of becoming a member of the Bavarian giants.
He stated, “I did not discuss to Pep about Bayern as a result of the whole lot went so quick. I wished to make the most effective determination of my profession and I believe I did simply that to hitch this nice membership.”
It was music to his ears when sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic knowledgeable him that Cancelo might arrive earlier than the window closed, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann stated.
Nagelsmann stated: “Brazo [Salihamidzic] He stated after the match in opposition to Frankfurt [on Saturday] We’ve an opportunity to get Cancelo.
“Then I stated, ‘Let’s do it!'” Then the whole lot occurred in a short time. We have talked about it quite a bit up to now with our scouts. He brings quite a bit, he is dynamic and he is an excellent reinforcement.”
Cancelo might make his Mainz debut on the DFP Pokal on Wednesday.
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