Joao Cancelo during a match with Barça

THE LUSO HAS THE SUPPORT OF XAVI AND DECO

Should Cancelo continue? Héctor Fort's performance and potential puts Joao's continuity in doubt

Published:18/05/2024 - 08:47h

Updated:18/05/2024 - 08:48h

FC Barcelona still has not resolved the continuity of Joao Cancelo. Although Manchester City seems willing to negotiate for the renewal of his loan, confidence in the Balde-Fort duo on the left could close the door to the Portuguese

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Joao Cancel still does not have ensured his continuity in the FC Barcelona. Further to have the backrest of Xavi Hernández and Deco to try prolong his cession with the Manchester City a year more, the good performance of Héctor Fort and the return of Alejandro Balde, in addition to the continuity of Jules Koundé and the possible signing of Joshua Kimmich, give reasons of weight to the directive to give the bands by covers.

In the case of Fort, in front of the Almería, the canterano of 17 years went back to answer to the confidence of the míster of Terrassa with a remarkable performance. In 73 minutes, the Catalan completed 45 of 50 passes (90 %), with an occasion of goal created by means of a shot that left mildly diverted. In defence only won 1 of 5 individual duels, committing besides 3 infringements, but recovering a pair of key balloons, in addition to fulfilling of good way with the work to cancel to Leo Baptistao.

In general lines, Héctor has answered so much in League as in Champions when it has required him and the directive has already very advanced his renewal. Waiting for what suceda with the future of the egarense, the defender would have to follow explaining for the first team in the 2024/25, although it will keep the dorsal of the filial and the index card of juvenile a few months more.

The bet by Balde and Kimmich also engages the future of Cancel

Of the same way, the return of Alejandro Balde supposes an opportunity less stops Cancel of face to the next season, at least regarding following occupying the left-handed side. The toneless performances of the of Barreiro in the decisive stretch of the 23/24 left clear the need to bet by a natural footballer in this place and Balde will have all the confidence of the club to try recover the level showed in the 22/23 from the summer.

To continue in the Barça, Joao would do it to return to the right-handed lane, where better saw in the first-half of the present season. However, the presence of Jules Koundé and the possible arrival of Joshua Kimmich would leave very covered this position, although the German would have to play as '5' beside Frenkie of Jong in case to resolve his exit of the Bayern Munich. Like this the things, the club still has a lot for evaluating regarding the future of a Cancel that, for the moment, sum 4 goals and 4 assistances in 40 parties (3.144 minutes) with the Barça and has the firm intention to remain , at least, a year more in Catalonia.

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