Joao Cancelo signs 2027 Manchester City contract extension
Manchester City have confirmed a two-year contract extension of Joao Cancelo, with the full-back tied down at the Etihad until the summer of 2027.
The 27-year-old arrived at City in August 2019 from Italian club Juventus and has since been a show of the club’s excellent recruitment. He has operated at left-back for the majority of his time at the club and often steps into a magical central midfield role in build-up.
“Manchester City is a fantastic club, so I am incredibly happy to have signed this new agreement,” Cancelo said. “There is nowhere better to play football and it’s a pleasure to work here.”
Since joining Pep Guardiola’s side, Cancelo has won one Premier League title and two League cups, with the Portuguese international having ambitions of adding more winners’ medals to his CV. “I have so much I want to achieve before my career ends, and Manchester City offers me the best chance of fulfilling ambitions”, he continued.
City currently sit nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with an FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Fulham and a first-leg Champions League round of 16 tie to Sporting Lisbon coming up in February.
City director of football Txiki Bergiristain added: “Joao is the ultimate professional. He absolutely loves football and applies himself every single day in a bid to become better.” Since his arrival, the former Juventus man has been rewarded with 106 appearances for the club, making 31 caps for Portugal.
Bergiristain also mentioned Cancelo’s excellent ability and attitude. “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 season 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.”
Written by: @AadamHaladh
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