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Barça's 'complicated' alternatives to retain Joao Félix and Cancelo

Published:26/09/2023 - 10:14h

Updated:26/09/2023 - 14:14h

Although there is still a lot of time ahead, FC Barcelona are beginning to assume that retaining Joao Félix and Cancelo will not be an easy task and that it will be necessary to use creativity to convince Atlético de Madrid and, above all, Manchester City

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In the útimas weeks, has insisted in the big risks that assumed in the FC Barcelona with the cessions of Joao Félix and Joao Cancel. Both are despuntando like players very important in the approach of Xavi Hernández and are leaving his footprint with goals and assistances, but at the same time are revalorizando and suppose a problem 'extra' for the blaugrana of face to the decision that go to take on his continuity, further of 30 June 2024.

It does not be necessary to overlook that the Catalans achieved the incorporation of both through loans without economic compensations neither options of purchase. They arrived 'free' to reinforce the staff, but with the risk that, in case that they want to remain and the club like this consider it (as it seems, up to now), it was necessary to negotiate with the Athletic of Madrid and the Manchester City. It will not be a simple task and, as 'SPORT', the Barça assumes that, to day of today, does not have how pay the continuity of both.

The economic difficulties 'condition' to Joao Félix and Cancel

Still there is not 'sentence' definite regarding the continuity of the Portuguese players, but in case that they are still in the ascending line that have pursued in this start of course, will have very few doubts. Deco Will see in the need to begin a plan to retain to both and will not be a simple task, because the economic situation will follow without being ideal in 2024 and will not be in conditions to pay the figures that ask by the players. 'Sportive world', before, had advanced that the Atleti will ask 80 millions by Joao Félix and the Manchester City other 25 'kilos' to free to Cancel.

They are figures to which the Barça can not access, in no case. The problems with the Fair Play financial, as it has recognised Javier Thebes in the last hours, will not finish. To the Barcelona sportive direction, led by Deco, land corresponds to look for imaginative formulas to be able to assume the continuity of the two players, in case that like this it prefer , because if there is something that is clear is that it is impossible to pay montos so high. 'SPORT' Has signalled that there are several options on the table.

Eases with the Athletic of Madrid?

From the Barcelona club think that the negotiations with the Athletic of Madrid will be much easier of which could have with the Machester City, that already put a lot of reticencias to the agreement in the summer. They understand that it will be impossible prorrogar the cession of the footballers by a year more and is the possibility to do an exchange of chromiums, especially with the picture rojiblanco, although the before quoted source does not signal who would be the protagonist in the City Condal.

The true is that it is this option and the one to negotiate a traspaso underneath of the mount of Joao Félix. They had priced him in €80m to try recover a percentage of his traspaso in 2019, that brushed the €127m, and cover the amortización pending, of €54m. However, the blaugrana have some confidence in that by the Portuguese extreme will be much easier to negotiate... And no so much with the Manchester City.

The City will be a problem for the Barça

The English always have given eases when his played roes want to go out of the Etihad Stadium, with the 'aclaratoria' that in any moment access to give them. They are many the possibilities that they demand the €25m to leave free to Cancel, especially if they receive offers or approaches of other teams. To the Barça corresponds him 'advance' and find a formula, very creative, to convince to 'Txiki' Begiristain and company.

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