According to Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona is very unhappy with Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City for their attitude and conduct in the summer transfer window and the previous winter transfer window in 2023.
In the January transfer window, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly blocked the move of Joao Cancelo to his childhood dream club Barcelona.
The attitude created a rift between Cancelo and Guardiola in training which led Cancelo to join the German giants on the last day of the transfer window.
After joining Bayern, Cancelo didn’t get enough game time or success there and in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final Bayern was completely destroyed by Joao’s former club Manchester City.
When Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the new Bayern Munich coach, he made his decision clear that Joao Cancelo would not be present in his future project, which led Joao Cancelo to return to the City.
However, Pep claimed that he didn’t block Joao’s move to Barcelona in the winter. According to him, his former midfielder Xavi was ‘misinformed’ about the news which is far from reality.
Pep also added that the entire management had decided that Joao had to leave in the winter transfer window and they didn’t care when he joined, even if Joao joined their rival Manchester United.
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On transfer market deadline day, Joao signed a loan deal contract with the Catalan giant until June 30, 2024.
However, the operation has been completed but the Spanish club isn’t happy with the English giant after being bothered by some attitude and comments that have come out from Etihad.
According to some reports, Manchester City has also tried to bring top La-Masia products like Lamine Yamal, Alejandro Balde, and Pau Cubarsi with far bigger paychecks than what their childhood club could offer.
Barca and City are linked through Pep and other coaches and members who worked for both clubs, always having good relations between them. But, the current financial position of Barcelona made other clubs grab the opportunity to sign their top young talents.