In recent days, the situation of João Cancelo and João Félix has been the talk of the town, as both players are on loan for just one season and Barcelona wants to keep them. However, at the moment, João Cancelo’s future seems to be the most difficult to secure.
FC Barcelona had been searching for a good right-back for some time, and it was not until the arrival of João Cancelo that they found the perfect fit. The Portuguese defender has seamlessly integrated into the team and performed admirably in the right-back position. There is no doubt that the Catalan club wants to continue counting on him for future seasons.
However, the reality is that Barcelona’s financial situation may not allow the team to buy the player, who is valued at 50 million euros, so renewing his loan would be the most ideal option. But here lies the problem, as Manchester City is only interested in selling him.
Barcelona would struggle to buy João Cancelo
During the summer transfer window, the player was up for sale, and several teams showed interest in him, until he expressed his desire to play for Barça. It was then that his loan was negotiated, almost at the end of the transfer window.
Since his arrival at the Catalan club, Cancelo has shown a very high level of performance and has earned a starting spot in almost every league game. Xavi has managed to fit him into his system, and losing him at the end of the season would upset the balance they have achieved. Therefore, FC Barcelona will do everything possible to renew his loan.
However, as reported by Sport, Manchester City would only be willing to accept, at a minimum, a new loan with a mandatory purchase option. Even this could be difficult for the Catalans to assume.
The uncertainty surrounding João Cancelo’s future at Barcelona has created a sense of unease among the fans, as they have seen his impact on the team and would like to see him stay. Only time will tell what the outcome will be, but one thing is for sure, the future of João Cancelo at Barcelona seems uncertain at the moment.