Arsenal are short in defensive areas. The departures of Tierney, Tavares and possibly Holding coupled with the injury to Jurrien Timber has exacerbated the situation.
In a surprising turn of events, Arsenal has made a late move to hijack Joao Cancelo’s proposed loan move to Barcelona according to reports. This audacious move has raised questions about whether Manchester City would consider aiding Arsenal once again.
The long-term injury to Jurrien Timber has left a significant void in their backline. Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to find a quick solution to bolster their defence and he has a long-term interest in Cancelo, having previously worked with the player.
Joao Cancelo, the versatile Portuguese full-back, was seemingly on his way to Barcelona, but Arsenal may hijack the deal with a greater financial offer.
His attributes—speed, technical prowess, and versatility—make him an good addition to any squad. Arsenal’s interest in Cancelo is logical, as he could provide a much-needed boost to their defence on the left and right side.
The news of Arsenal’s interest comes from a VBet journalist on Twitter this afternoon. It is one to watch after other sources revealed a Champions League club was trying to hijack the deal this morning.
The key question is whether Manchester City will accommodate this loan.
Arsenal’s late attempt to hijack Joao Cancelo’s loan to Barcelona adds an intriguing twist to the summer transfer window. With their defensive needs and Cancelo’s profile, it could be a mutually beneficial move. However, the outcome hinges on negotiations between the clubs and the player’s preferences. Arsenal must work quick to secure Cancelo’s services, but it remains uncertain whether Manchester City will assist their Premier League rivals once more.
Football’s transfer market is unpredictable, and fans from both sides await the final decision on Cancelo’s destination for the upcoming season. Things can change very quickly in the final hours.