Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo this year.
According to a report from Fichajes, Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign Portuguese international Joao Cancelo by his agent Jorge Mendes after the defender lost his relevance at Manchester City.
The 28-year-old has not been as best this season, and his future at Manchester City is in doubt. It will be interesting to see if Barcelona come forward with a concrete proposal for the defender and sign him at the end of the season.
Cancelo has impressed in the Premier League since joining the club from Juventus. But his form has not been up to the mark this season. A move away from Manchester City could help him regain his form and confidence. The opportunity to join a club like Barcelona could be a tempting proposition for the defender.
Meanwhile, the Catalan giants could use a quality right-back as well, and Cancelo has emerged as a viable target. Xavi Hernandez has had to rely on the likes of Hector Bellerin and Sergi Roberto as his right=backs this season. With neither player performing well, Cancelo would be an upgrade on them, and he would improve Barcelona going forward.
The Portuguese international defender has proven himself to be of the best attacking full-backs in Europe in recent seasons. But it remains to be seen whether Barcelona and Manchester City can come to an agreement regarding his transfer.
Furthermore, a move to Barcelona would allow him to play in his natural role as the right-back. Cancelo has been forced to play as a left-back at Manchester City, with Kyle Walker occupying the right-back position.
It seems unlikely that a move will transpire this month. So the two parties might have to wait until the summer transfer window to get a deal done. Manchester City are fighting for the Premeir League title, and they trail London giants Arsenal in the league table.
Pep Guardiola will not want to weaken his squad midway through the season. Meanwhile, Cancelo has won a number of trophies since his move to the Premier League club and might feel that this is the right time in his career to pursue a new adventure.
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