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Joao Cancelo BLOCKS multiple Man City fan accounts on social media ahead of shock transfer to Bayern Munich… as Portugal star leaves the Etihad on bad terms after training ground bust-up with Pep Guardiola
- The Portuguese defender is close to completing a loan move to Bayern Munich
- Prominent City fan accounts claimed the full-back had blocked their pages
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Joao Cancelo has seemingly left the Etihad on bad terms after blocking a number of prominent Man City fan accounts on social media.
The Portuguese international is nearing a shock move to Bayern Munich that will see the full-back join on loan, with the deal set to include an option to buy the player for £61.5million.
After reports that Cancelo had a furious training ground bust-up with Pep Guardiola, it appears the defender has made his feelings towards the club known with his latest online actions.
Man City defender Joao Cancelo is nearing a loan move to German side Bayern Munich
Yesterday afternoon, after news of Cancelo’s transfer broke, one Man City fan account with a large following reported that the full-back’s Instagram account was ‘no longer active’.
However, that wasn’t the case and in actuality the defender had blocked the page – meaning his profile wasn’t visible from their account.
The same page went on to suggest that the defender has ‘blocked a lot of the big City pages on Instagram’.
The news that City had decided to part ways with Cancelo came as a shock before reports emerged that the choice was made following a training ground bust-up with Pep Guardiola.
An account on Twitter claimed that the wantaway defender had blocked them on social media
The full-back, who is expected to join Bayern Munich on loan, is said to have reacted angrily after he learned that he would not be in the starting XI for City’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal on Friday night.
Cancelo has been vocal in recent weeks at a lack of game time and has become disruptive to the squad while his relationship with Guardiola progressively deteriorated after the World Cup.
The 28-year-old Portugal international threatened to leave the club, and such was the severity of the situation, City gave Cancelo the green light to depart once he brought a loan offer from Bayern to the table with the relationship between player and manager beyond repair.
City are now seeking a replacement, and losing a key squad member as the window closes is not ideal, but club insiders have disclosed they were left with little option.
Pep Guardiola and Joao Cancelo have been involved in a training ground bust-up that has led to the defender’s shock Bayern Munich move
Cancelo is currently under contract at the Etihad until 2027 and will join a Bayern side who have drawn their last three games, which has allowed Union Berlin to reduce the gap to them at the top to just a point.
Should a move go through, Cancelo could feature against Mainz in the German Cup on Wednesday.
If the turnaround ahead of Bayern’s cup tie is too short, Julian Nagelsmann could instead throw him in against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side are just one point clear at the summit of the Bundesliga table