Joao Cancelo’s future at Barca remains uncertain as Manchester City demand high fee

FC Barcelona have contacted Manchester City about João Cancelo, according to Mundo Deportivo. Cancelo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is negotiating a deal for both clubs. The right-back, 29, joined Barca on loan from City last summer. They also want to keep João Félix, who came to the club with him.

Barca face challenge to sign Manchester City loanee Cancelo

Barca have repeatedly expressed their interest in the pair. A ‘secret report’ from Sport revealed more details. Deco, a former Barca star, is helping them sign the Manchester City players. Mendes is trying to find solutions, but the outcome may vary for each player.

Barca are confident of keeping Félix, as Atlético Madrid know they can’t get much money for him. However, the situation is different for Cancelo. Barca and Manchester City have very different valuations of him. Reports claim Guardiola’s team want €40m for Cancelo, but Barca only offer €20m.

The deal could get harder for Barca if any other club joins the race to sign the Portuguese defender. Cancelo will obviously have the final say, and he seems happy at the Camp Nou. However for now, the Manchester City player is too costly for Barca.

Cancelo has been a key player for Barca this season, making 28 appearances in all competitions. He has provided four assists and scored one goal, a stunning strike against Real Madrid. The former Juventus and Valencia player has impressed with his attacking flair, defensive solidity, and versatility. He can play as a right-back, a left-back, or a wing-back. Barca’s coach, Xavi Hernandez, had praised Cancelo’s performance and attitude, and has made him a regular starter.

He hopes to that Cancelo stays with the club for next season, despite the manager leaving the club at the end of this season. Barcelona know clearly that they face a tough negotiation with Manchester City. The English club are not willing to lower their asking price for Cancelo, who still has three years left on his contract. They believe he is worth more than €20m, especially after his improvement at Barca.

Barca will have to find a way to raise their offer, or risk losing Cancelo to another club. The right-back will decide his future in the summer.

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