Cancelo vow to remain with Manchester City despite a difficult start to life in England.
Cancelo makes Man City’s future vow after overcoming a tough start to life in England.
Joao Cancelo, who overcame a challenging start to his career in English football, has promised to stay at Manchester City for “many more years.”
The versatile Portugal international finalized a transfer from Juventus to the Etihad Stadium in 2019, but he failed to immediately make an impact and was far from a lock to start under Pep Guardiola.
Cancelo committed to a new contract with City back in February, with those terms set to keep him in his current surroundings until at least the summer of 2027.
As one of the most inventive and obnoxious full-backs on the planet, he is now a two-time Premier League champion and an important part of the Blues’ plans.
Cancelo has told City Magazine of his experiences to date and plans for the future: “Manchester City was the most important step I took in my career. Of course, I’ve been in big clubs such as Benfica, Valencia, Inter, and Juventus.
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But I think that, right now, Manchester City is in another level. I decided to come here, but of course, the first six months weren’t very good. I needed a period to adapt. But now I’m much more integrated here and I hope to stay many more years, because here is where I feel good.
“I can talk about this, because after my mistake against Liverpool last month – an individual mistake who gave the three points to Liverpool – the people supported me, and I felt the love from our fans, and I want to give it back to them in the future. I want to give them titles because it’s the best way to repay them for the support they have given me.”
The 28-year-old is fast closing in on 150 appearances for City, with only four more required in order to hit that mark, with City set to be back in Champions League action on Wednesday when playing host to Sevilla.