Barcelona is reportedly improving efforts to obtain the permanent services of Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo in a brave attempt to strengthen their defensive ranks.
The Portuguese right-back, who is now on loan at Barcelona, has been a standout performance under coach Xavi, receiving praise for his key part in the club’s La Liga title challenge.
According to sources, Barcelona plans to launch a proposal with an initial £22 million and extra payments spread over a three-year period to persuade Manchester City. Cancelo has fit well in with Xavi’s system, starting nine league games and gathering the attention of both fans and coaching staff.
While earlier reports indicated a preference for another loan deal, insiders indicate that Barcelona is able to commit to a permanent acquisition, reflecting Xavi’s belief in Cancelo as an essential piece for the club’s future success.
Meanwhile, Manchester City appears firm in their appraisal, wishing £44 million for the seasoned defender who has played an important part in their recent wins.
Fans are looking forward to the conclusion of this transfer story, wondering whether Barcelona will be able to overcome the financial gap and obtain Joao Cancelo’s permanent residency at Camp Nou.
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