Barcelona’s pursuit of Joao Cancelo has been one of the major talking points in the transfer market this summer, with the club desperately looking to sign a new right-back.
As things stand, Barça are locked in negotiations with Manchester City over a loan deal for Cancelo, with an option to buy the player at the end of the season.
Barcelona in final stages of negotiations
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on Barcelona’s pursuit of Cancelo, suggesting that the club are in the final stages of negotiations with Man City.
The two clubs are discussing the final details of Cancelo’s loan move to Catalonia. The agreement is not sealed yet, but the negotiations are in the last phase.
There were whispers of the two parties reaching an agreement in principle a couple of days ago, but it appears there are still final few details that need to be addressed.
The overall loan fee along with the value of the purchase option could be potential sticking points in the deal, though the agreement is just around the corner.
Barcelona expect to complete deal this week
After weeks of speculations and negotiations, Barcelona are expecting to complete the loan deal for Cancelo this week, reports Romano.
Cancelo, for his part, is patiently waiting for the deal to be finalised. The player had agreed personal terms with Barcelona several weeks ago.
It appears the Portuguese international is desperate to make the move to Barcelona, as he looks to start a new chapter in his career.
Cancelo, after all, has endured a rough time recently at Man City, following a falling out with Pep Guardiola.
A move to Barça, to that end, could give the right-back the opportunity to once again establish himself as one of the best in Europe.