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Pep Guardiola gives replace on Joao Cancelo’s Man Metropolis future


Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester Metropolis will search to strike an settlement to maintain Joao Cancelo at Barcelona if the full-back voices a need to stay with the La Liga facet.

The Portuguese star made the swap to Barca in September, embarking on a season-long mortgage with the Spanish facet. Since arriving in La Liga, Cancelo made 42 appearances throughout all competitions, registering 4 targets and 5 assists in that point.

Stories have revealed that Cancelo is eager to stay at Barca, with membership president Joan Laporta beforehand confirming that the membership want to make his mortgage deal a everlasting transfer.

Nonetheless, Guardiola has confirmed that an settlement has not but been reached, and subsequently Cancelo’s future continues to be undecided.

Talking to the press, the Metropolis boss revealed: “It’s a query for Txiki [Begiristain, City director]. No matter would be the finest for everybody. We are going to sit between the golf equipment. If an settlement just isn’t reached, he should return but when the participant desires to remain [with Barcelona], he’ll do it once more.”

Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo

Cancelo could hyperlink up with Silva at Barca / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Guardiola was additionally requested to talk on the way forward for Bernardo Silva, who has lengthy been linked with a transfer to Barca.

“There was quite a lot of discuss however they’ve by no means known as us,” Guardiola defined. “The Barca sports activities director has by no means known as. He’s a gem of a participant and I hope he stays.”

The Metropolis midfielder is presently set to stay on the membership till 2026, as per his contract, however could search for an earlier transfer if a proposal comes knocking.

Cancelo, nevertheless, is underneath contract at Metropolis till 2027, having signed an extension in 2022 earlier than heading on his mortgage transfer to Bayern Munich. He’ll hyperlink up with teammate Silva in Germany because the Portugal stars kind important elements of Roberto Martinez’s squad for the upcoming European Championships.