Manchester City

Joao Cancelo signs new Man City contract

Tom Gott
Joao Cancelo has signed a new contract
Joao Cancelo has signed a new contract / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester City have confirmed that full-back Joao Cancelo has signed a new contract at the Etihad, committing to the club until 2027.

His previous deal was set to expire in 2025 but City were keen to hand the Portugal international an improved contract as a reward for his sensational form, which has seen him emerge as one of the Premier League's finest players.

A right-back by trade, Cancelo has shone on both sides of City's defence, racking up three goals and eight assists for City so far this season.

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

“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.”