Barcelona have been left furious with Manchester City following the summer transfer window, as relations sour between the Premier League and La Liga clubs.
Former Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Joao Cancelo both swapped the Etihad Stadium for the Camp Nou during the summer transfer window, as the pair became the latest players to complete a move to Barcelona.
Gundogan completed a free transfer to the La Liga champions, meanwhile Joao Cancelo signed for Barcelona on a season-long loan, as the Portugal full-back continues his playing career away from Manchester City, after a dramatic training ground bust-up in January.
Ferran Torres, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia all previously left East Manchester for Catalonia, while the La Liga club have also failed at numerous attempts to sign midfielder Bernardo Silva.
The 29-year-old had been a long-standing Barcelona transfer target, however Silva signed a new Manchester City contract until 2025 last month, ending recent speculation.
Despite the transfer business, Sport Witness relay a report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, which claims that Barcelona have been left “upset” and “bothered” by Manchester City’s actions during the summer transfer window.
The outlet sensationally claim that Manchester City wrongly ‘leaked information’ regarding Joao Cancelo’s transfer situation in January – where the full-back eventually signed for Bayern Munich on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Barcelona executives have also reportedly fumed at the ‘attitudes and comments’ of some at the Etihad Stadium.
Furthermore, the La Liga side have suggested that the Sky Blues ‘tried to take away’ a trio of Barcelona academy stars during the summer window.
Lamine Yamal, Alejandro Balde and Pau Cubarsi were all claimed to be subject to interest from the City Football Academy.
The deterioration in relations between the clubs comes despite a charity friendly which took place between Barcelona and Manchester City last year.
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