Barcelona Weighing Options Regarding Joao Cancelo’s Future

Barcelona Weighing Options Regarding Joao Cancelo's Future | Transfer News

While Barcelona’s interest in bringing back Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid appears lukewarm, the same cannot be said for his compatriot Joao Cancelo. Despite the 29-year-old’s recent defensive struggles, his overall impact this season has been noteworthy.

Recent weeks have seen Cancelo criticized for several defensive lapses, leading Barcelona to reconsider their stance on re-signing him. However, they remain open to the possibility of retaining his services for another season, albeit with certain conditions.

According to reports from Sport, Barcelona would be inclined to keep Cancelo if Manchester City agrees to another loan deal. However, they are not keen on pursuing a permanent transfer under any circumstances. The club’s priority remains securing a left-back to provide competition for Alejandro Balde, who is set to return from injury next season.

While Cancelo’s inclusion could offer tactical versatility, particularly in attack, Barcelona’s decision hinges on its economic feasibility. Manager Xavi Hernandez must weigh Cancelo’s offensive contributions against his defensive reliability, especially in crucial matches.

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