All but official: João Cancelo seems to be the name chosen for the right back of the culé squad. At 29 years old he has had a great career in big European clubs. He played in big clubs such as: Valencia, Inter, Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munchen. A constant in the Portuguese national team, he attracts Xavi’s attention for his versatility on both sides, right and left.
Throughout his professional career, the Portuguese footballer has played 368 matches. 296 as a starter. Moreover, he scored 24 goals and 47 assists. Tough player on the field, physical portent. As evidenced by his statistics with yellow and red cards, 64 yellow cards and 6 red cards.
A great finisher outside the area, he has 7 goals outside the area with a 29% effectiveness, he has scored 15 inside the area of 63%. In his time with the Bavarian team, which was only half a season, he had 6 assists and 1 goal, 4 of those assists were in the Bundesliga. Joao is a player who likes to get to the area and many of his statistics show this.
The problem with the signing of João Cancelo is his temperament. Many of the coaches who have managed him say that he is a person who does not know how to stay on the bench when it is his turn and if he plays badly, he blames the position where he played.
The Portuguese player would give Barça experience. He’ll also provide assists, good definition and immediate adaptation. All that thanks to the fact that he was coached by Pep Guardiola. Xavi has been fighting for his signing and the azulgrana club has already agreed on personal terms with the Portuguese player. But the agreement between the clubs is still pending. It seems that they will come to a good end, by the desire of the player and be transferable by the citizen club.