Valencia make Joao Cancelo available for a January transfer

It's all drama at Valencia and the club's owners are going to drastic measures to try and turn things around. Owner Peter Lim, manager Cesare Prandelli and sporting director Suso Garcia Pitarch are meeting in Singapore to discuss how to remodel the squad, with Joao Cancelo, who is of interest to Barcelona, possibly being allowed to leave in January if an agreeable offer arrives. 

Lluis Miguelsanz

Los Che need to work out ways to rejuvenate their squad to move up the table in the second half of the season. And in Valencia, they assure that Cancelo, Enzo Perez and Dani Parejo are now all on the market with the OK of Prandelli. In the case of Cancelo, the club are reportedly angry at his dismissal in the game against Real Sociedad and for his poor form in recent weeks, coinciding with his name being linked with Barça and other top European clubs. 

Barça have been interested in the full-back since the summer, but decided not to sign a right-back at that time. The club opted to stick with Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal, but the latter fell out of favour in September. Cancelo is liked by the Catalan club, but they feel it's not the time to spend a lot of cash investing on new signings. The objective is Darijo Srna, who could arrive for free and wouldn't demand huge wages. 

Despite that, Barça will keep an eye on Valencia's movements in the coming days. The relationship between the two clubs is good and this summer they did deals for Paco Alcacer and Andre Gomes. Barça, meanwhile, sent Martin Montoya and Munir El Haddadi in the other direction. Valencia have put 25 million euros on Cancelo's head, but the may drop their price after this week's meeting. In the coming days, Valencia will give a press conference to reveal what decisions have been made. It's the start of another soap opera. 


Descarga gratis la app en tu móvil