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Joao Cancelo is close to signing for FC Barcelona

He plays in the full-back or wing-back position for his club.

Joao Cancelo is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Manchester City. He plays in the full-back or wing-back position for his club. Cancelo has one of the most emerging players in recent years as he has performed exceptionally well for both club and country. He joined Manchester City in 2019 and has been performing incredibly well for them to date. During the previous season, Cancelo and club manager Pep Guardiola had some differences over his lack of playing time because of which the player was sent on a loan to the Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich. He played 15 matches for Bayern and even scored a goal for the club before making a swift return back to the Manchester club at the end of the season.

Currently, the player is in a great dilemma of whether to choose to stay at Manchester City or make a fresh move to a new club in a different league. FC Barcelona are trying to make a bid for the player to bring him to their club and complete their squad before the end of the summer transfer window. Curious to know why FC Barcelona is so keen on signing Joao Cancelo? Let’s read out about it in detail.

Why is Joao Cancelo the perfect signing for FC Barcelona?

Joao Cancelo is the most complete fullback in the present generation of football. He is great at both the assets of his game. (attacking and defending) Cancelo has played long enough in the structure of Manchester City to understand the possessional style of play which is also FC Barcelona’s style of play. FC Barcelona are in search of a “pure right-back” since last year’s summer window but the club’s financial situation was in worse condition due to which they weren’t able to cash in on the deal.

After winning the La Liga and Supercopa last season, Barca’s financial condition became better and now they have decided to cash in on signings of big players this summer transfer window. One of the signings is Joao Cancelo, especially after the sudden departure of Ousmane Dembele to PSG. Barca wants to deploy a strong right back who also knows how to overlap with right winger Raphina and Cancelo fits the role perfectly well.

According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter-“Joao Cancelo has agreed personal terms with Barça, he wants the move… and Xavi wants him since January as a priority target. Talks now ongoing with Manchester City over deal structure”. Barca plans to use the amount they would get from Dembele’s deal to complete the deal with Cancelo. If they are not able to make the signing happen then Barca would try to sign in Ivan Fresneda who has always been an alternative option in the list for the club.

Also Read- Ousmane Dembele Transfer Saga- Barcelona or PSG?

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Abhishek Soni
Abhishek Sonihttp://thesportslite.com
Abhishek Soni is a Media Student who is currently pursuing his Masters from Jaipur. He has done his graduation in Media from Delhi. He is fond of writing and expressing his views on various topics and the favourite is sports. For The SportsLite, he has written more than 300 articles since start and will aspire to write more and more. Previously, he has worked with few other organisations as well.

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