Barcelona with verbal agreement… ‘full signing’ likely for 50 billion

September 28, 2023 | by

Barcelona are set to make a permanent move for ‘loanee’ Joao Cancelo, 29. After impressing with his consistent performances since joining the club on loan, the club is planning to buy him outright and has recently reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City.

“Barcelona have reached a verbal agreement with City to buy Kancelu outright,” Spanish media outlet El Chiringito reported on Aug. 28 (KST), adding, “They have agreed in principle on a transfer fee of 35 million euros (about KRW 500 million).” The report said.

Barcelona brought Cancelou in on loan during the summer transfer window at the insistence of coach Xavi Hernandez, 43, who needed a new signing after struggling to find options at right fullback last season, especially after Jules Kunde, 24, who was forced to play center back.

Barcelona reached an early personal agreement with Kancelu, who wanted to leave late last month, before dramatically reaching an agreement with City on the final day of the summer transfer window to sign a loan deal. The deal is for one year, until June 30, 2024, and is on a fully subsidized weekly wage. There was no option to buy outright.

For Barcelona, signing Kancelu on loan is the ‘best option’ so far. Not only has he quickly integrated into Xavi’s tactics, which emphasize possession-based, passing football, but he’s also been a “fixer-upper” and a game-winner 토토사이트.

In fact, Barcelona came from behind to win a thrilling 2-2 tie at home against Celta Vigo in the sixth round of the 2023-2024 Spanish Primera Liga at Estadio Olimpico Luis Campanis in Barcelona, Spain, on April 24, thanks to a 44th-minute winner from Kancelu.

Barcelona were pleased with his performance and decided to keep him at the club. This is why they recently signed a verbal agreement with City. The deal is considered a “steal” by the locals, as it would allow them to buy the player, who is considered a world-class full-back, outright for €35 million.


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