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Barcelona set to finalize transfer of Premier League star ‘in coming days’ – Reports




Barcelona are largely related to the move for Manchester City center back Eric Garcia and now the latest reports Catalonia Radio they claim that Laporta will finalize the defender’s contract in the coming days.

The former La Masia product is considered one of the best young centerpieces in Europe at the moment. With his contract expiring in Manchester City, Barcelona are ready to run into him and make him the first to sign this transfer window.

Still just 20, Eric Garcia broke into the Manchester City senior team and got precious time to play last season. However, Garcino’s refusal to extend his contract with Cityzens has seen his playing opportunities dry up drastically this season.

Pep Guardiola has even admitted that the player is leaving soon and that he will play for Barcelona in the future. I’m talking to Goal Guardiola recently said:

“Eric Garcia is like a son. He was a guy last season who was our best central defender after the lock. He never made a mistake and played in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

“He will play in Barcelona and he is not an average player – he is a top player. He hasn’t been selected in the last two games and that has broken my heart.

“That’s why it’s hard for all managers when you have a team. You can’t imagine what that means. “

Eric Garcia will be hoping to break into Barcelona’s first team next season and could be an excellent long-term replacement for veteran defender Gerard Pique.

Barcelona have to make some interesting decisions in the summer transfer window

Eric Garcia could be Barcelona
Eric Garcia could be Barcelona’s first signature for Joan Laport

Barcelona will have to make difficult decisions in the transition period. While securing the future Lionel Messi is a priority, Ronald Koeman will also want to revitalize his current team and add fresh legs.

With an arrangement for Eric Garcia, but almost, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is likely to turn his attention to transfers from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay.

Both Dutch stars enjoyed good relations with Koeman while he was coaching the Dutch national team, and the last few weeks have linked him to a move to Barcelona.

The Catalan giants seem to be slowly returning to their best and a potential free transfer of Eric Garcia in the coming days could be another step in the right direction.

Posted March 19, 2021, 11:41 AM IST