Barcelona hit with €30M price tag to PERMANENTLY retain Man City loanee Joao Cancelo amid financial woes: Report

Barcelona and Cancelo transfer saga returns as Man City name their price.

Barcelona hit with €30M price tag to PERMANENTLY retain Man City loanee Joao Cancelo amid financial woes: Report

Joao Cancelo has been good for Xavi's Barcelona. (Image via Marca)

Barcelona fans are under the impression that their club will make Joao Cancelo‘s transfer permanent to the club soon, but it could be complicated due to financial reasons. Cancelo is on loan from Manchester City who have slapped up a €30 million price tag on the player.

Despite this being a fair price for a player of Cancelo’s abilities, Barcelona might be struggling to pay the fee required for the player to make the move permanent. Alongside Joao Felix, who is on loan from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, Cancelo has been in great form this season for Barca. He has already made a place in the hearts of the fans and is a joy to watch on the field.

Cancelo has also cemented his place in the team and become a shining player for the team. This makes the situation even more complex for all parties involved, as even Manchester City might not have any massive plans of introducing Cancelo back to the squad.

President Joan Laporta has emphasized the club’s ambition to find solutions and retain both clubs by holding talks with their boards. In a recent close win over Almeria, Barcelona still are far off the top spot which has surprisingly been secured by Girona. As the transfer window begins to open again, it will be monumental to see the changes to the squad due to these reasons.

Joao Cancelo’s stats under Xavi

Barcelona President Joan Laporta has provided a fresh update on the potential permanent signings of Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo, currently on loan at the club. Despite financial constraints, Laporta expressed optimism about concluding the deals.

Xavi / Joao Cancelo
Xavi / Joao Cancelo (Source: Blaugrana/ FC Barcelona Official)
Their agent, who is the same, and both clubs have already oriented us on the figures that should be met to conclude the deals and bring them to Barca.
Laporta on Felix and Cancelo’s deal

He emphasized the club’s interest in securing both players as permanent members and suggested ongoing negotiations. Laporta remains hopeful that agreements can be reached to satisfy all parties involved.

This year Cancelo has 3 goals and 2 assists in 21 appearances made for the club under Xavi. He is also top 5 in terms of dribbling stats by SofaScore. Apart from that he provides stability in the defence as well as the attack. His creativity is another aspect that makes him indispensable for the club.

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