Joao Cancelo has been reported to be a primary target for Barcelona in what remains of the transfer window.
The Portuguese full-back has returned with the City squad to Manchester following the Asia tour. He did put in some impressive displays in the three friendlies for the treble winners.
Fabrizio Romano reported overnight that the Spanish champions have Cancelo as their primary target. Any potential move would require the Catalan club to sell players before they could fund the move he adds.
In case Ousmane Dembélé leaves Barça and accepts Paris Saint-Germain move, part of the budget could be used for the new right back with João Cancelo as top priority 🔵🔴 #FCB
🇪🇸 Iván Fresneda is the other option in Barça list.
…Cancelo has always been and remains the priority. pic.twitter.com/9PAtp8PYz2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2023
Cancelo’s future has been a constant story this off-season. After departing the champions for a loan spell with Bayern Munich last season, it is thought he will move on again this window.
Sam Lee of the Athletic has previously reported that Cancelo will likely move on this summer. He isn’t seen as part of Pep Guardiola’s plans for the upcoming season Lee reports.
[🚨🌕] There is still no plan for Joao Cancelo to stay at #ManCity.
— City Zone (@City_Zone_) July 31, 2023
With the new campaign kicking off this weekend with the Community Shield against Arsenal, Joao Cancelo may have already played his last game for Manchester City.