Following the most recent ruling, Man City star won’t play for the team again.
Life is obviously good for Pep Guardiola and his Man City team, who are now sitting happily atop the Premier League standings with the only pristine 100 percent record.
The Cityzens have continued to come out firing and have their aura of confidence that’s worth a goal start before a ball has even been kicked, despite not having the talismanic midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne, to lean upon.
Even though a recent treble success might often indicate that a decline in performance levels is to be expected, Guardiola has somehow managed to keep his team from slowing down.
Joao Cancelo is one player who hasn’t had the luxury of playing on the Catalans’ all-star team.
The Portuguese full-back has long been regarded as the club’s first choice after being loaned to Bayern Munich following a dispute with Guardiola and then to Barcelona on the last day of the summer transfer window.
The player only wants to play for the La Liga giants starting in the following season, according to a tweet from writer Jose Alvarez of El Chiringuito, which means his Man City career is basically over — if it wasn’t already.
💣 "JOAO CANCELO solo quiere jugar en el BARÇA en 2024".
💰 "Hay una cláusula verbal de 35M€ para ficharlo".
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) September 26, 2023
Alvarez has mentioned that a verbal deal for a permanent move for €35 million next summer is already in place.
It’s likely to be a trade that will benefit both parties, given how well-integrated Cancelo has become at Barcelona.