- Joao Cancelo may join La Liga champions Barcelona in a potential summer move.
- The Catalan giants have agreed on personal terms with the Manchester City defender.
- Cancelo was shipped out on loan last season after falling out with Pep Guardiola
Barcelona’s long-standing desire to sign Joao Cancelo could finally be coming to fruition, as the Manchester City defender has reportedly agreed on personal terms with the Catalan club, setting the stage for a potential summer transfer.
In the past, Barcelona narrowly missed out on securing the services of the Portuguese defender during the January transfer window, as he opted for a loan move to Bayern Munich instead, despite Barcelona being seen as the frontrunner for his signature at that time.
Now, with an eye on bolstering their defensive ranks, Barcelona aims to leverage funds from the imminent transfer of Ousmane Dembele to Paris Saint-Germain to support their bid for Cancelo.
While the 27-year-old defender has participated in pre-season with Manchester City, uncertainty looms over his future at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona’s new manager, Xavi, is an ardent admirer of Cancelo and is keen to secure his services for the upcoming season. On the other hand, the player is eager to move to Camp Nou after experiencing a fallout with Pep Guardiola last season.
As the summer transfer window unfolds, all eyes will be on the potential realization of Joao Cancelo’s transfer to Barcelona, fulfilling the aspirations of both the club and the player.
Arsenal is considering a late swoop for Manchester City’s prized defender Joao Cancelo, valued at £60 million. Despite already making significant signings, such as West Ham’s Declan Rice for a British-record fee and Juriel Timber from Ajax, Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, is still keen on further reinforcements for the squad this summer. Should Cancelo remain available, the Gunners may be interested in securing.