There are alot of speculations on the horizon involving Manchester City and Barcelona lately, those narratives involved the likes of Nelson Semedo and Joao Cancelo. But state-of-the-art headline today involves another defender, Eric Garcia.
Manchester City fancy the Spaniard pens a new contract at Etihad this summer. The 19-year-old is tremendously regarded by Pep Guardiola and is considered as future by the club executives.
Although, Barcelona have made an inquiry into potential availability of Eric Garcia. The Catalans were lighting a fire to look into Garcia’s development as due to uncertainty over Guardiola’s long-term future at the club complemented by looming two-year European ban which might prove could unsettling for the squad.
Eric has couple of years left on his contract at City which hands him a strong position in negotiations with the Blues from Manchester as well as beyond.
Manchester City lured Eric Garcia away from Barcelona’s infamous La Masia academy in 2017 reportedly with some help of former Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol. The teen is already acknowledged with Barca’s playing philosophy and the club deems him a “good fit” in their rank, as they look out for long-term replacement as a means to the aging Gerard Pique.
The executives a City took no time to reject any approach Barca made making their hold on Garcia explicit.
Even if nothing materializes out of this void contact as of now, Barcelona should continue to monitor Garcia as he enters penultimate year of his contract with the Cityzens.