Every completed Man City January transfer in January 2023 - gallery

In total, there were eight mid-season Manchester City transfers last month.

Manchester City have ended the January 2023 transfer window with a squad that looks slightly weaker than it did at the start of the month.

Few could have foreseen Joao Cancelo’s departure from the Etihad at the beginning of January, or even on Monday morning. But by Tuesday he had been confirmed as a Bayern Munich player, joining on loan for the remainder of the season and with a £65.5m option to buy in the summer.

In a brief statement on transfer deadline day, City said: “Joao Cancelo has joined Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season.

“The 28-year-old joined City from Juventus in 2019, following spells in Spain and his native Portugal. The Portuguese has now moved to Germany to join the Bundesliga outfit for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.”

But after completing his switch to the Bavarian side, Cancelo seemed to imply his time at City has not definitely come to an end. “The contract is now a loan contract and at the end of the season we’re going to talk about the situation but now it is important to focus on our goals,” he said. “All I can say to the fans and to you is that I was enjoying my time at Manchester City and am still under contract at this club.”

There was another deadline-day departure with Luke Mbete heading to Bolton Wanderers on loan, although it was a relatively quiet final few hours of the window at the Etihad. In total, the Premier League champions allowed seven players to depart the club in January.

There was one arrival as well, with Maximo Perrone signing on a permanent deal, however, the young midfielder is seen as a talent for the future rather than a player expected to have a big role in the team this season. Here’s every City transfer completed in January 2023…

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