Director Xavi Hernandez’s dream seems to finally come true.
Spanish media ‘Lerevo’ reported on the 13th (Korean time), “Joao Cancelo is on loan from Manchester City (Man City) and is about to join Barcelona.”
Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan from Manchester City in January. He had no choice but to leave the team as if kicked out due to a clash with coach Pep Guardiola over playing time.
Even through his loan, he did not achieve much. Cancelo posted 1 goal and 6 assists in 20 games after the loan transfer, but it was not enough to have the persuasion of a complete transfer.
It is unlikely that he will continue to play for Manchester City. Cancelo was not part of Guardiola’s plans for next season. He was also found to have no intention of playing for Manchester City.
It’s not that there aren’t teams that want Cancelu. Not only Barcelona, but also Arsenal and Saudi Arabia showed interest in signing Cancelo this summer.
The most active team is Barcelona. Barcelona manager Xavi has asked the club to sign Cancelo to reinforce the right full-back since January.
The problem was Barcelona’s financial situation. Due to financial problems, Barcelona lacked the funds to sign Cancelo and the ability to pay Cancelo’s salary.
The solution was to sell players. According to this report, Barcelona has secured the necessary financial power to recruit Cancelo by successively selling Frank Kesier and Ousmane Dembele.
It’s not a complete transfer. The media said, “Barcelona will bring Cancelo in the form of a one-season loan. We are negotiating with Manchester City on a full transfer option.”스포츠토토
Man City inserted a complete transfer clause of 70 million euros (approximately 102 billion won) when sending Cancelo to Munich on loan. The prevailing speculation is that it will be set lower this time around.