Joan Laporta Confirms Barcelona’s Plans for Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix
Barcelona’s President, Joan Laporta, Affirms Strategic Move for Permanent Signings of Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix
President Joan Laporta of Barcelona has unequivocally stated the club’s strategic goal to secure permanent transfers for both Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix upon the conclusion of their loan spells. Given the absence of initial provisions for permanent acquisitions in their loan agreements, ensuing discussions with Manchester City and Atletico Madrid are imperative.
Laporta, underscoring the stellar performances of Cancelo and Felix since their arrivals at Barcelona, exudes confidence in negotiating prolonged tenures for the talented players in the upcoming seasons. The club intends to initiate discussions with Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, emphasizing the amicable relations maintained with both esteemed football clubs.
Barcelona’s meticulous pursuit of Cancelo, who experienced an abrupt decline in favor at Manchester City last season, materialized on the final day of the transfer window following protracted negotiations. Despite Cancelo’s loan stint with Bayern in the preceding season, the German champions opted against exercising the purchase option.
In parallel, Joao Felix, concluding the latter phase of the previous season with Chelsea, captured Barcelona’s attention after the club abandoned its pursuit of Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. Eager to integrate Felix into their squad, Barcelona prioritized the Portuguese talent as a cornerstone of their recruitment strategy.