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Barcelona closing on signing Joao Cancelo

Barcelona’s pursuit of a right back this summer has gained momentum after a long wait. According to MD, Villarreal defender Juan Foyth is no longer the primary target at Camp Nou, as the focus has shifted to Joao Cancelo.

Cancelo, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Manchester City, has a €70m buy clause in his contract. However, negotiations are underway to either lower the price or allow him to return. Barcelona is looking to secure Cancelo’s services on a loan deal next season, aligning with their limited budget and buying time to address the issue.

Sport has reported progress in Barcelona’s pursuit of the Portuguese right-back. It seems that Cancelo has accepted the possibility of joining Barcelona with a significantly reduced salary.

The change in priority regarding Foyth likely stems from the financial constraints at Barcelona. Cancelo would bring a more attacking dimension to the right-back position compared to Jules Kounde, who played there this season.

Cancelo is considered the most talented right-back option for Barcelona in nearly a decade. Interestingly, news of this development coincided with reports that Kounde is open to leaving the club due to concerns about playing as a right-back for another season.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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