Real Madrid ‘make plans to lure Man City defender Joao Cancelo to the Bernabeu’… with the Spanish giants ‘hoping to sign the Portuguese full-back for £45m next summer’
- Real Madrid are reportedly planning a move for Joao Cancelo from Manchester City.
- Champions League winners ‘hope to sign him for £45m next summer’
- Cancelo is believed to be signed to replace Ferland Mendy at left back.
- Real Madrid have even eyed an opportunity for Erling Haaland in 2024, according to reports.
Real Madrid are making plans to lure Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo to the Bernabeu for a fee of around £44m next summer, according to reports.
The Champions League winners, who bolstered their defense this summer with former Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger and £72m defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, are keen to further improve Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Eager to improve as a winger, Real Madrid have reportedly identified Cancelo as the ideal purchase in defense next summer.
Real Madrid are ‘charting a move for Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo next summer’
The Bernabeu bosses are reportedly keen to continue to bolster Carlo Ancelotti’s defence.
According to WHATLos Blancos are confident a deal in the region of £45m can be reached between the two Champions League sides, despite Cancelo’s current deal expiring in 2027.
Pep Guardiola has increasingly relied on the Portuguese winger at the Etihad both for his versatility and for his creativity from defence.
Adept at playing on both the left and right flanks, Cancelo scored more than 50 appearances in all competitions last season and has yet to miss a game with Guardiola so far this campaign.
Real Madrid hope to lure the Manchester City and Portugal star for £45m or less next summer
Real Madrid are eager to reinforce their staff on the side, with the future of Ferland Mendy in doubt for next summer.
Although Cancelo is believed to play predominantly at left back, Bernabeu bosses are also keen to offer additional support to club veteran Carvajal on the right flank as the Spaniard turns 31 in January.
Reports suggest that Real Madrid are even planning to steal star striker Erling Haaland from Manchester City, although they would need to trigger the Norwegian’s £161m release clause, which is only valid in the summer of 2024.