Joao Cancelo is ‘already FRUSTRATED at Bayern’ just weeks after Man City exit


JOAO CANCELO is already frustrated at Bayern Munich, according to reports.

The Portuguese international joined the German giants from Manchester City on a shock loan deal in January.

Joao Cancelo was an unused substitute at the weekend


Joao Cancelo was an unused substitute at the weekendCredit: Getty

Cancelo, 28, left the Prem champions for more game time, and has so far played six times for Bayern.

He was benched by boss Julian Nagelsmann for last weekend’s 2-1 win at Stuttgart, however.

And it’s claimed that he’ll also be a sub for the huge Champions League round of 16 second leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.

According to Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, Bayern academy graduate Josip Stanisic is set to get the nod ahead of Cancelo.

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He claims that Nagelsmann and Co see Stanisic as a better fit for their three-at-the-back system.

There is also “no chance” of Cancelo getting the nod at left wing-back, as he did so often at City.

This is because of the respective performances of Alphonso Davies and Kingsley Coman.

His report adds that Cancelo is already frustrated with the situation, but is not kicking up a fuss.


Asked about Cancelo after Saturday’s match, Nagelsmann said: “He’s handling the situation well.

“I don’t have any impression that he’s breaking off. Stanisic is a bit more defensive and Joao has never played right centre-back in a back three.”

Cancelo was benched for five of his last eight Prem games at City, before choosing to join Bayern on loan for the rest of the season.

And his City exit threatened to turn ugly, when he blocked a number of fan accounts on social media.

He later posted a video on Instagram, insisting that he may play for City again.

Cancelo said: “The video on Instagram may sound like a farewell but it wasn’t meant that way.

“We have to see what these five months bring. I want to be here with a clear head.

“We will then talk again at the end of the season but I’m still under contract to Manchester City.

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“I don’t see it as a final departure from the club. I’ve not had much game time in the past few weeks – and that influenced my decision.

“It has nothing to do with my relationship with Pep (Guardiola).”

Cancelo, 28, has made six appearances for Bayern


Cancelo, 28, has made six appearances for BayernCredit: Getty


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