Joao Cancelo has admitted he feels settled at Manchester City and wants to remain at the club for years to come.
Cancelo joined Man City from Juventus in the summer of 2019 but made a slow start to life in the Premier League. In his first season there, the full-back started just 13 of the 38 league matches, spending more time on the bench than on the pitch.
Since then though, he’s become of Pep Guardiola’s most important players, impressing enormously at both right-back and left-back, with both Real Madrid and Barcelona often touted as potential suitors.
His impressive displays led to him signing a new contract with the Premier League champions at the start of 2022 that doesn’t expire until the summer of 2027, and he has no intention of leaving before then.
“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, Juventus. But I think that, right now, Manchester City is in another level,” he told the club magazine.
“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.”
The only low-point of his season so far came when he made a mistake against Liverpool that lost his team the match, but he admits the support he got from fans afterwards made him love the club even more.
“After my mistake against Liverpool last month – an individual mistake that 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,” he added.
“I want to give them titles because it’s the best way to repay them for the support they have given me.”