WITH AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Joao Cancelo, in Barça's orbit for five years
Published:11/03/2023 - 16:05h
Updated:11/03/2023 - 19:17h
Joao Cancelo has gone from having problems with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City to not being able to finish adapting to Julian Nagelsmann's scheme at Bayern, which could lead him to a new change of scenery
In the last years, and especially in what it goes of the season 2022/23, the FC Barcelona has thrown in fault the presence of a right side 'pure' in his staff. Signings like the one of Héctor Bellerín have not finished to work, by what Xavi Hernández has seen forced to use to central defenders like Ronald Araújo or Jules Koundé to cover this demarcation, sacrificing the guarantees that offer in the axis of the defence.
One of the names that more has called the attention of the sportive area of the club, even with the step of distinct managerial boards since, has been the one of Joao Cancel. From rumours in the press until contacts between the parts, the international Portuguese has been in the orbit of the Barcelona team. Today, it finds like yielded in the Bayern of Munich, waiting for finding a solution with the owner of his index card, the Manchester City.
When they began the contacts?
The start of these bonds between the club and Cancel traces back to the year 2017. For then, the defender was part of the staff of Valencia. His profile, so much by defensive solidity as by vocation of attack, carried to the Barça to evaluate him like a possible option of market. However, the managerial valencianista demanded too much by the player, what in his moment carried to the Barcelona team to descartar this option.
Later, foguearía in a so demanding football in defence like the Italian, dressing the T-shirts of the Inter of Milan and the Juventus, until finally recalar in the Manchester City, club to the that would arrive in return of 30 million euros and the index card of Danilo to the team 'bianconero' in 2019. A year later, the Barça would try it again, this time like part of a barter that included to Nelson Semedo. Nevertheless, the high pretences salariales of Cancel frustrated the operation.
The current situation of Cancel
Since, there would be more attempts by part of the Barcelona to do with his signing. However, the Portuguese would live a new change of airs. His problems with the trainer of the City, Pep Guardiola, would carry him to move away and incorporate as yielded to the staff of the Bayern of Munich. Now, his problems to adapt to the game of Julian Nagelsmann could open him the doors of a new destination.