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Arsenal makes attempt to sign Joao Cancelo but Barcelona prevails

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Arsenal planned on reinforcing its defence with the addition of the Joao Cancelo, but unfortunately Barcelona made the deal first. The player is everything the Gunners need. He has the speed and versatility for the position as well as a mastery over passes. Cancelo could give the club the depth they need.

A depth it certainly needs as many defenders left the roster. Kieran Tierney joined Real Sociedad, Nuno Tavares joined Nottingham Forest, and Rob holding joined Crystal Palace. With Jurrien Timber sustaining and injury moments after his arrival, and with the transfer window closing soon, Cancelo is one of the very few players the Gunners can hope to obtain before losing all of their options.

The club is determined on landing this deal before La Liga giants Barcelona reach him. As the club already tried and failed to recruit the 29 year old.

Barcelona gets Cancelo before Arsenal

Despite how adamant the Gunners were, Barcelona beat them to the punch. The club was able to sign the player on a loan deal, at the deadline day no less.

Following his signing last night, Cancelo was officially presented as a Barcelona player with president Joan Laporta, vice-president Rafa Yuste, and sporting director Deco among those in attendance.

Joan Laporta, vice-president Rafa Yuste, and sporting director Deco were were there to congratulate the player the night of his signing. The player is very happy with the recent move. As he described Barca as his “dream club”.

“Whoever knows me knows that my idols all played here, a club that I identify with a lot, always being in the opponent’s half of the pitch, for possession, it’s the best club for me.” stated the player.

The young man’s future seems bright. But Arsenal on the other hand need to act fast or else they will not recover.

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