The Portuguese full-back left Manchester City in January due to disagreements with coach Pep Guardiola. After a loan, the player was recruited by Bayern Munich. But another team was already in his sights long before his move to the Bundesliga: Barcelona.
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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said in an interview with the Catalan channel TV3 that the club was interested in including the Portuguese striker, but Manchester City prevented him.
“I think it was very misleading. It’s very far from the truth,” Guardiola said, claiming Xavi “was misleading” and denied any allegations that the player’s transfer had been blocked.
Furthermore, City never received a transfer offer from the Catalan club.
“The truth is we decided he should go and we don’t care where he goes, even if he wants to go to United, who are our competitors. There is his agent and clubs that agree. I say they deceived him, I will say they misled him.”
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According to the Manchester Evening News, the City manager gave a lucid explanation of the player’s situation, hinting that it was João himself who “chose” to leave for the German club.
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Joao Cancelo’s future is uncertain but Guardiola says he will always be rejected at Manchester City. Everything depends on the decisions the club makes. In addition, Bayern Munich confirmed that he will not be recruited permanently before the 2023/2024 season.
This situation has attracted the attention of many major clubs, but let’s not forget that the Portuguese footballer will still be a defining target for FC Barcelona, according to Italian journalist Rudi Galletti, on his nets.
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