FC Barcelona Mercato : Barça reopens the Joao Cancelo trail
Targeted for several years by FC Barcelona, Joao Cancelo would like to leave Manchester City during the next summer transfer window.
This winter, FC Barcelona was not able to recruit players and instead focused on selling several players to refill their coffers. Barcelona was blocked by financial fair play regulations, which prevented some transfers, including that of Portuguese international Joao Cancelo. The 28-year-old defender left Manchester City, and Barcelona was among the interested clubs. However, it was ultimately Bayern Munich who secured a loan with an option to buy the Portuguese defender.
Nevertheless, FC Barcelona‘s leaders have not given up on this matter and aim to sign Joao Cancelo this summer. For several weeks, the Blaugranas have been in talks with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes. According to Gerard Romero‘s information, negotiations are progressing well between the two parties. The issue reportedly had a new twist this week, as the Portuguese international allegedly asked his agent to facilitate his move to Barcelona.
In parallel, Barcelona will need to reach an agreement with Manchester City to finalize the transfer of Joao Cancelo. However, FC Barcelona is not the only interested club, as Bayern Munich would like to permanently recruit the former Juventus defender.
FC Barcelona Mercato: Barça goes after Joao Cancelo again.
This season, French international Jules Koundé is playing as a right-back to secure Barcelona’s defense. Xavi would like to recruit a professional right-back to allow the former Bordeaux player to return to his preferred position. FC Barcelona‘s leaders believe that Joao Cancelo would be the ideal candidate to strengthen the right side of their defense.
The Portuguese international is often decisive with his crosses, and his technical ability allows him to regularly support the offensive phases. In addition, Joao Cancelo‘s versatility, being able to play on both sides, is also highly appreciated by Barcelona‘s leaders.