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Joao Cancelo, Joao Felix very close to continuing at Barcelona – report



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With Barcelona set to appoint Hansi Flick as the new manager, there are question marks over the futures of some of the players at the club.

Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix, on loan currently from Manchester City and Atletico Madrid respectively, were counted among the players who might not continue at Barcelona beyond this season.

After all, Barça are not in a position to afford permanent moves for either player while there were some doubts about both players owing to their inconsistent performances.

The Joaos set to contiune

But, as per a new update from journalist Jose Alvarez on El Chiringuito TV, both Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix are very close to continuing at Barcelona for the next season.

A new right-back is very much needed for the Blaugrana and while negotiating with Manchester City could still be a challenge, it appears that Hansi Flick, Deco & co. are convinced about keeping him at the club.

Likely to continue. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

This comes only days after reports emerged claiming that the German tactician had some doubts about Cancelo.

The Portuguese international has had a fairly solid campaign at Barça, although he was guilty of making some costly errors in big games against PSG and Real Madrid.

As for Felix, former manager Xavi was not keen on retaining him but Deco and Joan Laporta were both in favour of holding onto him.

And with his agent, Jorge Mendes, working to engineer another loan agreement between Barça and Atletico Madrid, the forward looks likely to continue.

However, it will be interesting to see how he fits into the scheme of things under Flick, having lost some prominence towards the end of the season under Xavi.

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