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Manchester City defender a serious option for Barcelona this summer



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Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich was widely considered a masterstroke by the German outfit, who had gotten their hands on one of the world’s most valued fullbacks on a cost-effective loan deal in January.

However, only a couple of months into his spell in Munich, Cancelo appears to have fallen out of favour in the Bundesliga. He has failed to make an impression, with coach Julian Nagelsmann struggling to incorporate him into his tactical plans.

This has led to renewed speculations over Cancelo’s future, with many expecting him to join an entirely new club at the end of the season. Barça are among the clubs interested in his services.

Reports earlier in the week revealed that Barcelona are among the clubs in contention to sign the Portuguese international in the summer. The Catalans were interested in the fullback in January, but a move did not materialise due to Financial Fair Play regulations.

A fresh report from Diario SPORT now claims that Cancelo is becoming a serious option for Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window.

The player is rated highly within the Barça ranks due to his technical prowess, style of play and experience at the highest level of football. Moreover, it appears Manchester City are willing to loan out the defender in the coming summer.

Bayern Munich, for their part, have no intention of keeping hold of Cancelo on a permanent deal, as the player has failed to make an impression at Allianz Arena.

This makes Cancelo a very appealing target for Barcelona, as the club would not require a major outlay upfront. They could snap him up on a loan deal and strengthen the club’s right-back position, before making a conclusive decision on his future.

However, the Catalans have their task cut out as they look to reduce their salary mass and make space in the first team, before they bring in new players in the coming summer.

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