Joao Cancelo signs new two-year deal

By Ric Turner, Tue 01 February 2022 12:09

Joao Cancelo signs new two-year dealContract extension sees Portuguese international stay at the club until 2027

Joao Cancelo has committed his future to the club by signing a two-year contract extension, that will see him remain at The Etihad until 2027.

The Portuguese full-back, who can operate on either flank, has made 106 appearances since joining the club from Juventus in 2019.

“Manchester City is a fantastic club, so I am incredibly happy to have signed this new agreement,” he said.

“City players have everything they need to reach their full potential, with amazing facilities, world-class teammates and an incredible manager who pushes us every single day.

“There is nowhere better to play football and it’s a pleasure to work here.

“I have so much I want to achieve before my career ends, and Manchester City offers me the best chance of fulfilling my ambitions.

“This new contract means I now have complete focus on improving my game and winning more trophies with this team.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Joao is the ultimate professional. He absolutely loves football and applies himself every single day in a bid to become better.

“He sets really high standards, and any young player should observe the way Joao applies himself if they want a blueprint for success.

“Not only does he have incredible talent, he also displays perfect dedication to this sport. That’s why he can play so many games at such a high level. His consistency during the last two seasons has been amazing.

“He is so versatile. Whether he plays right-back, left-back or in midfield, he operates at the same high level. That is a dream for a manager.

“I am really happy he has signed, and I can’t wait to see him develop in the coming years.”