Joao Cancelo shared a heartfelt statement on his Instagram page on the passing of his pet dog.
In the Instagram post, the Portuguese could be seen carrying the dog on his laps while he was grinning from ear to ear.
The caption also looked like someone had lost a part of him to an extent and could not hide his sadness even if he tried.
The former Manchester City player wrote: “Your time here was short, but it was enough for our story to be eternal!”
“You’ll always be in my heart, my faithful friend 💫 rest in peace among the stars 🤍”
“Some day we will see each other again… #Prince“
The Portugal defender who left Manchester City in a shocking transfer move to Bayern Munich because of less playing time in England, has not also been seeing enough playing time in the Bundesliga too.
Coupled with the frustration of not playing as he wishes, he now loses his best friend whom he names “Prince” – double issues, I must say.
Joo Pedro Cavaco Cancelo is a professional footballer from Portugal who now plays on loan for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich from Manchester City, as a full-back or wing-back. His Portuguese pronunciation is [uw kslu].
He represents the national squad of Portugal. Cancelo is regarded as one of the top full-backs in the world and is a creative, skilled, powerful, and adaptable player.
Cancelo joined Benfica’s reserve squad in 2012 after graduating from the club’s development academy, and he was elevated to the first team two years later.
Later, he was on loan to La Liga team Valencia for the 2014–15 campaign, and Los Ches made the transfer permanent in the summer of 2015.
Cancelo spent the 2017–18 Serie A season on loan with Inter Milan, where he was named to the league’s Team of the Year.
Juventus, an Italian rival team, were interested in Cancelo as a result of his achievements, and they signed him in 2018 for a reported sum of €40.4 million.
Cancelo won the league and the Supercoppa Italiana in his first and only season with the Bianconeri.
He was acquired by English club Manchester City in 2019 for an alleged sum of €60 million (£55 million), which included the transfer of Danilo to Juventus.
Since then, he has helped the team win two League Cups and two Premier Leagues.
He was a major contributor to Manchester City’s historic 2020–21 run to the UEFA Champions League final.
Cancelo At Bayern Munich
After a lackluster start to his time in Germany, Bayern Munich is set to decide against making Joao Cancelo’s loan a permanent one.
The Portuguese defender has had difficulty getting into games since leaving Manchester City, where he had started five straight games.
In spite of only participating for four minutes, he managed to provide an assist in Wednesday’s Champions League victory over PSG.
After a disagreement with Pep Guardiola, Cancelo’s time at City seems to be finished.
As a result, Bayern has the option to purchase Cancelo as part of the loan agreement for £61.6 million during the summer transfer window.
Sport claims that the option won’t be used because Bayern have already chosen to discontinue the relationship at the end of the season.
According to reports, the Bundesliga powerhouses have ‘already expressed’ their choice to City.
Cancelo will be sent back to the Etihad Stadium instead of being allowed to stay longer in Germany, as they have no desire to do so.
Guardiola believes Cancelo has no future at City and will immediately re-list him.
Despite having a contract that lasts until 2027, they are aware that they may have to send him out for another loan, even if selling him is their first objective.
If a financing agreement is to be reached, Barcelona is reportedly showing increased interest.
Guardiola said that Cancelo’s situation would be examined in the summer, and now it has been revealed that Bayern Munich is already prepared to sever connections with him.
The city manager said: “Joao is a player for Bayern Munich I don’t have any comments. At the end of the season we will review all the cases of players.”
Joao Cancelo will receive starts in the remaining games of the season, despite Julian Nagelsmann only giving him four minutes off the bench in the victory over PSG.