Ever since the summer of 2020, Barcelona have been linked with a move for their former player Eric Garcia, who is currently a Manchester City player. There were rumours during the winter transfer window that Barcelona were willing to dish out a sum of around €10 million to get the player to help them through their centre-back injury crisis.
But with the Spaniard’s Guardiola Contract set to expire at the end of the season, he has reportedly agreed on all personal terms with Barcelona. This has been the case since the winter transfer window, and the free transfer is set to go through during the summer and has been confirmed by Pep Guardiola himself.
“Eric Garcia is like a son. He was a guy last season that after lockdown was our best central defender. He never made a mistake and played in the quarter-final of the Champions League.
“He’s going to play in Barcelona and that is not an average player – he is a top player. He was not selected in the last two games and it broke my heart
“That is why it is difficult for all the managers when you have a squad. You cannot imagine what it means.”
With the strong partnership formed between John Stones and Ruben Dias at City, it is very unlikely that Garcia will be able to get minutes, and the move to Barcelona is for the best since he will be an important player at the club whose academy he graduated from.