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Real Madrid lost in the chase for Joao Cancelo as he joins Bayern Munich

What prevented

Recently, there have been rumors linking Real Madrid with some of the biggest talents in world football. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team has not strengthened their squad in January, despite the struggles that they have faced with form and fitness. They currently trail Barcelona by five points in the La Liga title race following their goalless draw with Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid will not make any moves until the summer transfer window opens. Unfortunately, this has allowed other clubs to swoop in and sign players Real Madrid hoped to sign.

Real Madrid’s urgency for full-backs

At present, Real Madrid has a problem with their full-back. As a result, it was no surprise that they were monitoring Joao Cancelo, who was considered one of the best full-backs in the world up until a few months ago. However, Cancelo will be joining Bayern Munich on loan, according to reports. It is likely that the deal will include a buy option.

Having Cancelo’s situation at Manchester City completely changed in such a short period of time is remarkable. Pep Guardiola’s team considered him an undroppable player just a few months ago. Now Manchester City has to compete in EPL without Cancelo if they hope to close down their gap with Arsenal. He struggled for game time after the World Cup break and is now on his way out on loan.

As a result of Cancelo’s signing, Real Madrid now have missed two full-back targets, after Malo Gusto joined Chelsea a few days ago. It is also believed that Pedro Porro and Ivan Fresneda are close to moving.

Real Madrid will not make any additions this month, so the situation is far from ideal. When the season is over, we will know if it was the right choice.

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