Joao Cancelo Signing Could Bring Quadruple for Manchester City


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By Patrick Pierce

Reigning Champions Manchester City signed Joao Cancelo this summer window for £60m, according to a report from Myphonefootball. The Portuguese played a pivotal role in Juventus’s Italian Serie A success last season, a feat which encouraged City boss Pep Guardiola in signing the full-back. City now has two world-class full-backs on the right as Cancelo joins English man Kyle Walker in the role.

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Without a doubt, Manchester City was pursuing the quadruple last term, but their hopes were battered by London club Tottenham Hotspur in the last eight of the Champions League, who knocked out Pep Guardiola’s team in a tough tie. Despite the UEFA Champions League loss, City still enjoyed a good campaign as they won the Premier League title, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.

The Spanish tactician has been striving for success in the UEFA Champions League ever since he left La Liga giant FC Barcelona and Pep craves the continent trophy more than any other trophy. The Citizens’ latest signing enhances City’s squad depth as the highly skillful player is capable of playing in several roles, having played in over five different positions at Turin last season.

Massimiliano Allegri, Juve’s manager last term, made brilliant use of Joao Cancelo last season which saw the player become one of Europe’s most exciting prospects.

As City plays in multiple competitions this season, Pep will look to favorably compete on all fronts as he attempts to make history with the club. The arrival of Cancelo adds solidity in the full-back position as his brilliance all-round at the right side will give opposing sides lots of problems.

Famous nights in Europe require a special breed of players to step up their game and the Portuguese has proven himself time without number on the big stage. Earlier in March, his former side faced the task of overturning a two-goal deficit in Turin against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

During the match, fans saw the best of Joao Cancelo, as he delivered one of his best performances in a Juventus short, with the defender playing an important role in assisting his team to complete a major comeback as they defeated Atletico Madrid by three goals to qualify into the quarter-finals of the club competition. The composure of the player at right-back was brilliant and he even made an assist by creating a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo.

England international Kyle Walker is set to benefit from the arrival of Cancelo. 

The fullback is one of the World’s best right-backs and has been instrumental for City ever since his transfer from rivals Tottenham. The arrival of the Portuguese brings healthy competition to the City squad, something which is expected to help both players excel.

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