Barcelona’s formidable lineup with Cancelo and Joao Felix in the squad


Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix appear to be the only two players who could join Barcelona in the final two days of the summer transfer window.

Barcelona are close to completing the simple loans of Cancelo from Manchester City and Felix from Atletico Madrid.

But how can Xavi’s Barcelona line up with the two Portuguese representatives in the team?

The Spanish media have given a more likely option, while Ronald Araujo and Pedri are out.

A 4-2-1-3 formation with an attacking trio that should complement Robert Lewandowski quite well.


Joao Cancelo and Alejandro Balde’s runs down the wing will allow Joao Felix and Lamine Yamal or Raphinha to attack more centrally.

Gavi would play in place of Ilkay Gundogan depending on their form, while Frenkie de Jong and Oriol Romeu would play at the back.

When Araujo and Pedri recover, the Uruguayan will replace Andreas Christensen while the latter will likely take Gundogan’s place.