This news does not feel good either for Paris Saint-Germain or for Benjamin Pavard.
According to journalists Fabrizio Romano and David Ornstein, Manchester City should loan their full-back Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich.
Two weeks before their knockout round of the Champions League against Paris, the Bavarians would thus strengthen themselves in the right-back position.
FC Bayern are closing in on deal to sign João Cancelo from Manchester City on loan, as first called by @David_Ornstein — agreement at final stages between the two clubs!
Manchester City are prepared to let Cancelo leave as player has already accepted Bayern.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
While Moroccan Noussair Mazraoui has been unavailable since the World Cup and Alphonso Davies is indisputable on the left side, Cancelo could return to his original full-time right lane, he who was regularly aligned on the left under the leadership of Pep Guardiola.
A client therefore arrives in the same sector as Pavard.
Arrived in 2019 in Manchester after a successful stint at Juventus, the Portuguese had a year of adaptation in England.
From his second season, he entered the discussion of the best full-backs in the Premier League.
His dribbling in tight spaces, his outsides of the foot and, above all, his placement inside the game have made him one of Guardiola's key pieces.
Since the World Cup, however, the 28-year-old's playing time has dropped.
This winter, the Bavarians have already recruited Yann Sommer to compensate for the absence of Manuel Neuer, injured during a ski outing, and the Dutchman Daley Blind.
The recovery has been difficult for the Bundesliga leader.
Against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend, Julian Nagelsmann's men chained a third draw in a row.
It was the Croatian Josip Stanišić, a central defender by training, who occupied the position of right side.
Benjamin Pavard remained on the bench.