In a recent press conference, Bayern Munich’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel, dismissed rumors of full-back Joao Cancelo joining Arsenal, emphasizing the player’s happiness at the German club. Cancelo, currently on loan from Manchester City, has been subject to speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Following a period of dwindling game time and loss of favor at Manchester City, the Portuguese international found himself being loaned out to Bayern Munich in January under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann.
The move though somewhat not granting Cancelo the needed game time he craved, however reinvigorated his career, prompting interest from other clubs.
When questioned about Cancelo’s future during a pre-match press conference on Friday, Thomas Tuchel confidently addressed the speculation, stating, “I have the impression that he feels very comfortable here. But in the end, all parties are part of the decision.”
Tuchel further elaborated on Cancelo’s commitment and dedication, highlighting his exemplary attitude during training sessions. “His desire in training is unique. I have the feeling that he is really happy here. We will discuss everything else after the end of the season,” Tuchel revealed.
The comments from Tuchel come as a reassurance to Bayern Munich fans, who have witnessed Cancelo’s impressive performances on the pitch in recent months. The full-back’s integration into the team has been seamless, showcasing his versatility, defensive prowess, and attacking contributions.
While the rumor mill continues to churn with speculation regarding Cancelo’s future, Tuchel’s assertion that the player is content at Bayern Munich provides a ray of hope for the German club’s supporters. Nevertheless, the final decision will involve discussions among all relevant parties after the season concludes.
With the summer transfer window on the horizon, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal or any other interested clubs will make a serious push to secure Joao Cancelo’s services.
Until then, Bayern Munich will be focused on their upcoming fixtures as they aim to maintain their dominance both domestically and on the European stage.