In the last days of the summer transfer window, Joao Cancelo officially departed Manchester City to sign a loan contract with Barcelona, which did not include a buyback clause. He will be playing for Barcelona in the upcoming season.
previously, it was said that he had a disagreement with coach Pep Guardiola, and if he continued to play for The Citizen, he would not have much of a chance to play for Etihad if he did not leave the club. Moving to Barcelona, Cancelo immediately proved himself by helping coach Xavi Hernandez and his team to two of their most recent victories. Cancelo’s contributions were key in each of these victories.
His strong technical background, excellent coordination, and sharp attacking thinking have helped him become an important component in the Nou camp team’s tactical operation.
Recently, Cancelo himself brought up the reason he decided to join Barca during the summer market. He said that he wanted to play for the team. Specifically, the Portuguese defender was reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano as saying, “Manchester City is probably the best club in the world at the time, but when Barca invites you, you understand that it’s time for me to leave.” For myself, I’ve always wanted to become a member of the club.