City sign Joao Cancelo from Juventus on six-year contract

By Ric Turner, Thu 08 August 2019 09:49

City sign Joao Cancelo from Juventus on six-year contractPortuguese international joins in £60m deal which Danilo see head to Turin

City have signed Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo from Juventus, the club confirmed on Wednesday evening. The 25 year-old has joined the Blues on a six-year contract, in a deal that saw Danilo head for Turin after two seasons in Manchester.

Cancelo becomes City's third signing of the summer, following deals for Rodri and Angelino and will offer Pep Guardiola a potent attacking threat from the right-back position.

“City are a fantastic club, with a brilliant manager and I am delighted to be here,” he said after agreeing personal terms and completing his medical.

“Everything about them has impressed me, from the facilities, to their style of play.

“I am always looking to develop my game and win trophies and I believe I can do that here, so now I’m really looking forward to the new season and testing myself in the Premier League.”

City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Joao is a fine player and an excellent attacking full-back who will provide us with a real threat on the right-hand side.

“We have been impressed with his progress and have no doubt he can continue to shine here in Manchester.

“He fits the profile of player we want here at Manchester City. His best years are ahead of him, he’s technically proficient and has the physical attributes we desire.

“I am delighted we have secured his signature.”