Barcelona has many headaches before the summer of 2024 and Joao Cancelo will likely be one of them. The Blaugrana have publicly announced their intention to keep both Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo after the end of the season-long loan contract.
The Felix deal seems difficult due to Atletico Madrid’s requirements. On the face of it, signing Cancelo seems much more feasible, as he is six years older and is entering the final peak of his career. However, Barca and Manchester City are still a long way apart at the negotiating table.
According to Sport, the Etihad Stadium team has set a figure of 50 million euros for Cancelo, although they are willing to lower the price. Song, Barca just wants to extend the loan contract instead of closing a long-term agreement with the Portuguese star, because it is difficult for the club to meet the fee from Man City.. The difficulty is that the Premier League champions are only willing to accept another loan deal if it includes a mandatory purchase option in excess of €35m.
Barca’s hopes now depend on the commitment from Cancelo. If the defender born in 1994 does not want to stay at the club, Barca will have to say goodbye to him.
Lu Phong | 21:55 November 17, 2023