Date: 30th January 2023 at 3:29pm
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Manchester City travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur once again on Sunday. 

The Citizens defeated Spurs 4-2 just two weeks ago at The Etihad, and they have since continued their fine form with victories over Wolves and Arsenal in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.

Pep Guardiola’s side remain five points behind league leaders Arsenal, who also have a game in hand on their opponents, but the two sides are yet to meet in the league this season and those two fixtures will likely go a long way towards determining who wins the title.

In the meantime, one of City’s most important players has agreed a shock move to Germany.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Joao Cancelo is set to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on loan for the remainder of the season.

The news will surprise many people, with the Portuguese full-back having been one of City’s most impressive players over the past few seasons.

Cancelo, 28, joined City from Juventus back in 2019 and has since made more than 150 appearances for the club.

The defender played pivotal roles in CIty’s title triumphs in each of the past two seasons, but he had fallen out of favour of late.

Cancelo is set for a shock exit from Manchester City

Having started 13 of City’s first 15 league games, Cancelo has seen his game time reduced since returning from the World Cup in Qatar.

The ex-Inter Milan man has started just two of City’s six league games since the World Cup, and was an unused substitute against The Gunners on Friday evening.

The defender’s versatility has been particularly important to City and Guardiola, with the Portuguese able to play at either left-back or right-back, although youngster Rico Lewis has been used more frequently in recent weeks.

Romano claims that the loan agreement will also include an option-to-buy clause that would allow Bayern to sign the player permanently for around £61.5 million.

The Portugal international is said to have informed boss Guardiola about his desire to leave, and he is set to undergo a medical with the German side on Monday evening.

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