Joao Cancelo, once sidelined at Manchester City, spent the latter part of his previous season as a loanee at Bayern Munich.
In a double coup for Barcelona, the club has successfully negotiated season-long loan agreements for Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid and Joao Cancelo from Manchester City. Notably, neither of these loan deals come with an option for a permanent transfer.
Cancelo, a 29-year-old player hailing from Portugal, spent the majority of his most recent season on loan at Bayern Munich after losing his prominent role at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Meanwhile, 23-year-old Portuguese forward Joao Felix, originally acquired by Atletico Madrid for a hefty £113 million in 2019, had a less-than-stellar six-month loan period at Chelsea during the last season. During his brief stint with the Blues, Felix managed to find the back of the net only four times in 20 appearances.
Felix, whose contract with Atletico Madrid has been renewed until the year 2029, hasn’t appeared for his primary club since January. He has openly declared in the past that suiting up for Barcelona would fulfill a lifelong “dream” of his.
As for Cancelo, the full-back initially transferred to Manchester City from Juventus in 2019 for a £60 million price tag. He played a key role in helping City secure two Premier League titles and even received PFA Team of the Year honors in both 2021 and 2022.
Due to budget constraints, Barcelona had to bide their time before finalizing deals for the Portuguese duo. However, the departure of Ansu Fati to Brighton & Hove Albion provided the financial flexibility needed to facilitate these high-profile loans.
Stay tuned for real-time updates on this transfer deadline day, and be sure to check out the complete list of finalized deals.
So there you have it, folks. Barça fans, start adjusting your fantasy league picks and FIFA rosters. It’s about to get real interesting at Camp Nou! And let’s be honest, we could all use a plot twist in the football world that doesn’t involve VAR controversies, right?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Barcelona loan signings
What are the recent loan signings for Barcelona FC?
Barcelona FC has recently secured season-long loan deals for two Portuguese players, Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid and Joao Cancelo from Manchester City.
Who is Joao Felix and where did he play before joining Barcelona on loan?
Joao Felix is a 23-year-old forward who previously played for Atletico Madrid. He had a six-month loan spell at Chelsea and has extended his contract with Atletico until 2029.
What is Joao Cancelo’s background and why did he move to Barcelona on loan?
Joao Cancelo, a 29-year-old full-back, was with Manchester City but fell out of favor. He spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich. He joined City from Juventus in 2019 and played a key role in their title victories.
Are there options to buy included in these loan agreements?
No, neither the loan deal for Joao Felix nor for Joao Cancelo includes an option to buy. These are season-long loans aimed at strengthening Barcelona’s squad without committing to permanent transfers.
How did Ansu Fati’s transfer to Brighton impact these loan deals?
Barcelona faced financial constraints, but Ansu Fati’s transfer to Brighton provided the necessary financial flexibility to facilitate the loan signings of Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo.
Where can I get more updates on transfer deadline day?
For real-time updates on transfer deadline day and all the latest football news, you can follow reliable sports news sources and check out official club announcements.