Barcelona agree to obligatory buy clause for Joao Cancelo

Barcelona are willing to insert a clause in Joao Cancelo’s loan contract that would see his loan with an option to buy him become an obligatory purchase.

Manchester City‘s Cancelo has been heavily linked with the Blaugrana, with many outlets reporting that a loan with an option to buy deal will be completed before the end of the week.

According to SER Catalunya (via MD), if Barcelona were to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League, the €25m buy option would be activated automatically at the end of the season. This is not something the Blaugrana have managed in the last two seasons, but is one of their key targets this season.