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Sadio Mane urges Bayern Munich to sign Joao Cancelo

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By Sean Walsh

Sadio Mane has revealed that he would like Bayern Munich to sign Joao Cancelo outright from Manchester City.

Since joining City from Juventus in 2019, Cancelo has established himself as one of the best full-backs in Europe, proving he can play on both flanks and on the wing.

But he fell out of favor under Pep Guardiola at the start of the 2022/23 season and was surprisingly sent on loan to Bayern at the end of the January transfer window.

Cancelo has struggled for consistent minutes in Germany since then, but made his mark in a 5-3 home win against Bavarian neighbors Augsburg on Saturday, netting the opener and a late assist for Alphonso Davies.


Talking with Sports1 after the match, Mane urged Bayern to make Cancelo’s move to the Allianz Arena permanent.

“What a player! Today we saw again that Joao is one of the best in the world. So good, really, we are very happy that he is playing for us,” he said.

“I’d love to see him with us next season. We need exactly the kind of players, for sure!”

Bayern they have already said they want to sign Cancelo but are unwilling to pay the €70m buyout clause in the loan deal with Manchester City.


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