Crazy day in the offices of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and also in those of Arístides Maillol. Market closing with up to six operations in progress, two inputs and four outputs.
The two signings, the additions of the two Joaos, Cancelo and Felix. The first had been waiting in Portugal for days for Barça to have Fair Play to travel to Barcelona once his agent, Jorge Mendes, he had agreed his conditions with the Catalan club.
Late on Thursday night, Barça made their first offer to Manchester City and the player has arrived in Barcelona this afternoon. An hour earlier, approximately, he had landed his compatriot, Joao Félix, from Madrid.
Also the agent of both, Jorge Mendes. Joao Félix, according to ‘Relevo’, had renewed a few hours before with Atlético de Madrid. The movement had to be produced to distribute the salary of the Portuguese over more years of contract and that Barça could pay all the tab of the striker, that it has never been a priority for Xavi Hernández, quite the opposite of Cancelo.
The two players have moved to a hotel in Barcelona after landing at the Josep Tarradellas airport. There they have waited for Barça to reach a definitive agreement with their respective clubs. Around eight in the afternoon, they have arrived at the Ciutat Esportiva to sign their contracts with the Barça club. The two arrive on loan for a season without a purchase option and Barça assumes the entirety of their recordhaving lowered both the salary.