Cancelo’s Lack Of Training Form Explained By Bayern Munich Director

Bayern Munich’s decision to bench Joao Cancelo can be attributed to his lackluster performance in training and matches, according to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The Portuguese fullback joined the team on loan in January but has struggled to impress and has fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. Cancelo still has a lot to prove in Germany if he wants to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.

Joao Cancelo, the versatile Portugal international, joined Bayern Munich during the January transfer window from Premier League title holders Manchester City on an initial loan deal that includes a €70 million (£62m/$74m) purchase option.

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However, the defender has quickly fallen out of favor at the Allianz Arena and is not playing as much as anticipated, making the exercise of the purchase option unlikely at present.

Joao Cancelo will be looking to work his way back into Bayern Munich’s starting lineup in the coming weeks as they continue their pursuit of domestic and European glory.

The Portuguese defender has made seven appearances for the Bundesliga giants since joining on loan from Manchester City in January but has started just four games so far.

With his loan deal including an option to buy for €70 million, Cancelo will need to impress if he hopes to secure a permanent move to the Allianz Arena. Meanwhile, he remains under contract with City until 2027.

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