the future of joao cancel has taken an unexpected turn, as it has been revealed that he will return to the Manchester City during the next summer. According to the British newspaper Mirrorhe Bayern Munich has decided not to exercise the purchase option of 70 million euros to stay with the talented Portuguese. This movement has aroused the interest of Pep Guardiolawho seeks to strengthen his staff with the arrival of Joshua kimmich.
Speculation about a possible transfer for Kimmich, Bayern’s versatile German midfielder, has intensified in recent weeks. Although rumors distanced him from the Bavarian club, no concrete proposals had been submitted until now. Guardiola, who already directed Kimmich during his time at Bayern, has him in his sights to strengthen Manchester City.
The idea of an exchange between Cancelo and Kimmich between both clubs has gained momentum. Although Bayern will not pay Cancelo’s clause, Manchester City would be willing to negotiate a barter, offering the Portuguese as a bargaining chip to secure Kimmich’s services. This agreement could benefit both parties, since it would allow them to reinforce their respective squads with quality players.
Barcelona’s worst enemy
Pep Guardiola has turned into an obstacle for the FC Barcelona in the last weeks. In addition to frustrating the signing of Kimmich, the Spanish coach has refused to allow Ilkay Gündogan to leave for the Camp Nou. These decisions have led to tension between Guardiola and Barcelona, as the manager seems determined to prevent the players from leaving Manchester City.
It is not the first time that Guardiola has shown his determination to retain important players in his team. Last summer, he rejected the offers of Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte, making clear his desire to have them in his project. This position has turned Guardiola into an uncomfortable enemy for FC Barcelona, who see their attempts to reinforce themselves with Manchester City players frustrated.