It has been reported that Manchester City outcast Joao Cancelo could sign for Barcelona on loan.

This comes from Fabrizio Romano, as the £60 million (Telegraph) man’s future is up in the air.

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Now, it has been claimed that Joao Cancelo is edging closer to a loan move to Barcelona.

Fabrizio Romano: Joao Cancelo closing in on loan move to Barcelona

Branded as an ‘amazing player’ by Bernardo Silva, the 29-year-old’s famous loan move to Bayern Munich mid-season coincided with Manchester City’s revival during their treble-winning campaign.

While some may have assumed that the Portuguese full-back would be back in contention to start this season, he is yet to have made the cut in any of the matchday squads, including in the Community Shield.

Now, it has been revealed that Manchester City and Barcelona are discussing the ‘final details’ over a loan move involving Joao Cancelo.

So much so that Xavi’s side are hoping to seal the deal this week.

Fabrizio Romano has emphasised that a breakthrough is ‘expected soon’, as the decorated defender is awaiting the transfer to be confirmed.

Best for all parties involved that Joao Cancelo moves on

The ideal scenario would have been Joao Cancelo leaving Manchester City on a permanent basis to become a Barcelona player.

But that has been easier said than done, as a loan move with an option-to-buy seems to be the direction in which this move is heading.

It is worth emphasising that Cancelo’s temporary exit benefits all parties involved.

From Manchester City’s side of things, a player that Pep Guardiola seemingly does not fancy working with is set to pack his bags.

For Joao Cancelo himself, he could become a regular starter at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

While Barcelona could get their hands on a target who they have seemingly chased for a while, and who is easily one of the best full-backs in the world.

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