Man City agree £27m Joao Cancelo transfer with Danilo going to Juventus in swap deal
MAN CITY have struck a swap deal with Juventus to sign Joao Cancelo in exchange for Danilo plus £27million.
Portuguese right-back Cancelo has been on Pep Guardiola’s radar for some time, and the City boss appears to have finally got his man.
Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo is on his way to Man City[/caption]
The Catalan coach wants Cancelo, 25, to provide stiffer competition to Kyle Walker for the full-back slot.
City are believed to have made an offer of £36.5m for the former Valencia man — but Juventus wanted £55m to part ways with the Serie A winner.
Prem champs City appear to have struck a deal with Juve by offering Brazilian Danilo as a swap, as well as paying a £27m fee.
The 28-year-old defender has only been at the Etihad for two years, having moved from Real Madrid in 2017 for £26.5m.
And despite scoring a handful of wonder goals for City, he is now on his way out as Guardiola looks to trade up.
Cancelo started his career at Benfica before moving to Valencia, first on loan in 2014 before making it permanent a year later.
He spent a season on loan at Inter Milan before joining Juventus permanently last summer in a £36m deal.
Danilo will go to Juventus as part of the deal for Cancelo[/caption]
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A year on and Cancelo is on the move again, likely to be City’s last signing of the summer.
Rodri became the club’s record signing when he signed for £62.5m from Atletico Madrid, tipped to be Fernandinho’s replacement.
The treble winners also activated a buy-back clause for Angelino.
Rodri started at Wembley on Sunday as City lifted the Community Shield after beating Liverpool on penalties.