EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Barcelona target Joao Cancelo likes Real Madrid as his dream club

Julian Araujo

The European giants keep on aspiring to greatness in the same way that Barcelona and the Catalans do. The competition is hard, and the summer is anticipated to be lengthy. Barcelona looks to improve their squad and construct a team capable of competing for Europe’s top honours. Hence the Catalans require elite-level acquisitions.

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Barcelona target Joao Cancelo aspires to play for Real Madrid

According to the German outlet Abendzeitung, some of the greatest names on Barcelona’s list of priorities may be heading in a somewhat different way. Interestingly the fact that this other direction may also be towards Spain. After the end of his loan at FC Bayern Munich, Portuguese right-back Joao Cancelo will return to Manchester City in the English Premier League. He continues to be in contract to the Blues of Manchester until 2027. However He has attracted various types of interest from all over Europe. Although Bayern recognises his talent. But they are currently unable to pay the €70 million demanded by Manchester City in exchange for his permanent transfer. Barcelona, on the other hand, is unable to pay such a large transfer fee at the moment. Thus they are hoping for a speculative loan agreement to come to reality.

However, according to the source, the Portuguese fullback fancies Real Madrid, FC Barcelona’s traditional El Clasico opponents, to be his dream destination. Furthermore, Real Madrid does have the requisite funds to complete such a signing if an offer comes. Hence it is very unlikely for him to land into his ‘dream club’.

While the right-back position is not necessary at the moment, Barcelona has chosen specific contenders and evaluated the possibilities they already have in that position in order to make modifications during the summer if necessary.

According to Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City aim to find a solution for Joo Cancelo before the start of the season because the Portuguese fullback will be available on the market. Discussions will take place shortly, as Barcelona’s interest remains strong. In addition Arsenal also had contacts on the player side.

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