João Cancelo’s future remains uncertain as he prepares to depart Manchester City. Following his loan spell with Bayern Munich, the Portuguese player is in no hurry to decide on his next career move.
However, one thing is clear, he won’t be under the guidance of Pep Guardiola anymore. Their relationship has turned sour, leading Cancelo to move to the Bundesliga during the last winter transfer window. It’s important to note that the decision to leave was primarily due to being a substitute and not due to any personal confrontation with the Catalan coach.
Cancelo is now determined to leave City, and the club are not putting up an excessive demand for his transfer either. This has caught the attention of Barcelona, who not only had interest in him in January, but are now intensifying their efforts to sign the marauding wing-back.
Blaugrana boss Xavi Hernández has specifically asked the club’s board to do what they can to seal the signing of Cancelo, according to Matteo Moretto of Relevo.
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