In the summer transfer window, Barcelona decided to recruit defender Joao Cancelo from Manchester City on loan, after Bayern Munich refused to activate the buyout clause for the Portuguese player.
In his new shirt, Cancelo left a clear mark. He gradually became an irreplaceable factor under Xavi.
Barca plans to negotiate to make Cancelo an official member of the club. But with the difficult financial situation, they are quite worried about the 30 million euro price offered by Man City.
That’s why, according to sources from Sport, The Catalan team intends to use Alejandro Balde as part of this deal to convince partners to reduce prices.
It is known that coach Pep Guardiola highly appreciates the young Barca star, and even urged the club to quickly expedite negotiations. This will be the basis for Barca to achieve its goals.
Balde proved himself with a series of impressive performances last season. In the long run, he could become one of the best defenders in Europe.
Truong Son | 16:26 December 30, 2023