Barcelona Target Manchester City and Atletico Madrid Players in €55m January Transfer Operation

The future of Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo at Barcelona is the subject of much speculation. Since their arrival at the club in September, both players have impressed the hierarchy at Barcelona with their performances and commitment to the team. Barcelona is keen to secure their permanent signings and there are talks of bringing forward their transfer negotiations to January. However, the club faces the challenge of negotiating favorable deals with Atletico Madrid and Manchester City, considering their financial constraints. This article delves into the potential transfer of these talented players and the obstacles that Barcelona may face in securing their services permanently.

Barcelona impressed by Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo

Barcelona have been impressed by the performances of Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo since they arrived at the club in September. Cancelo, on a season-long loan from Manchester City, has thrived and the club is eager to make his deal permanent. The same goes for Felix, who is only with the Catalans until the end of the season.

Reports suggest that Barcelona may try to sign both players in January instead of waiting until next summer, as they anticipate their prices will increase due to their improving performances. Barcelona values Felix at €40m, but Atletico Madrid is seeking over €80m. A player-plus-cash deal could be pursued to avoid overpaying, but negotiations are ongoing.

In Cancelo’s case, Barcelona is only prepared to pay €15m, while Manchester City is reportedly seeking €25m. Despite their financial struggles, Barcelona are optimistic that both players want to sign for them. However, they may have difficulty convincing their respective clubs to lower their asking prices.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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