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Barcelona plan to extend Joao Cancelo's loan deal until 2025

Published at :November 30, 2023 at 11:43 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 1:21 AM
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Rajarshi Shukla

Joao Cancelo has impressed with his performance at Barcelona

According to a story that has brought to mind the current interest from Arsenal, Barcelona is attempting to find a method to retain Joao Cancelo in the team once his Manchester City loan period ends.

Cancelo, who arrived at Barcelona late in the summer transfer window on loan for the season, has proven successful for Xavi’s team thus far. Despite not being able to come to an agreement to purchase him from Man City, they will attempt to prolong his stay.

Sport reports that Barcelona wants Cancelo to return to their team “no matter what” for the upcoming campaign. They are getting ready to lure Man City into a new contract with that in mind.

According to the article, Barcelona thinks they can extend Cancelo’s loan for an additional year and add a buyout option for 2025, which is probably a required commitment.

Even though Man City would love to keep a portion of the money from Cancelo’s sale, the Premier League winners are unlikely to obstruct him given that Cancelo had a falling out with Pep Guardiola before being loaned out earlier this year (first to Bayern Munich).

Furthermore, Cancelo’s stellar performance for Barcelona has raised his market value to almost €50 million (£43 million), which may come in useful when they haggle over the terms of the purchase option.

Barcelona is not Cancelo’s only fan base, though. The article notes that a few Saudi Arabian teams and Arsenal both took a look at the full-back during the summer.

It is unclear if they will return for him, but even if they do, Cancelo would prioritise Barcelona.

Cancelo has made 16 appearances for the defending La Liga winners, tallying three goals in those games. His performance in the Champions League and at home has pleased them.

He completed 154 games and netted nine goals while playing for Man City. Despite the fact that his contract there is set to expire in 2027, there doesn’t appear to be a way for him to return while Guardiola is in command.

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