Manchester City will finalise a deal to sign Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo in the next “few days,” according to Tuttosport. The Italian newspaper say they believe a deal should be done by Monday or Tuesday.
An agreement has reportedly be reached which would see the Citizens pay between €30m (£27.5m) and €35m (£32m) plus Danilo for the Portuguese international. Fans on Twitter are hoping that this latest news is not another false dawn:
” in a few days fc”
— James Ashley (@James63727834) 2 August 2019
Why do I feel like I’ve seen this before
— James Bacon (@James_baconn) 2 August 2019
Txixi masterclass der
— Dr.Magic (@SmiileyF) 2 August 2019
In a few hours the deal will be “off”
— noah (@noah161_) 2 August 2019
— Oliver (@_Mcfc_oliver) 2 August 2019
Man finally realize he didn’t wanna be on Piemonte Calcio for Fifa 20
— jalen 🍭 (@Jayyy_len) 2 August 2019
It’s been packed for the last 2 month’s haha
— Shaun (@MCFC_Shaun) 2 August 2019
This transfer saga has been going on for a couple of months now. The original sticking point was Juventus’s sky-high valuation for Cancelo but it appears a compromise may have been reached.
A further complication was whether Danilo would agree to move in the other direction, and if a deal has been agreed for Cancelo, it means City are confident that the Brazilian will also make the switch.
Manager Pep Guardiola is seeking an attacking fullback who can provide sterner competition for Kyle Walker, and it seems Cancelo has been chosen to fulfil that role.