“Right here we go”: Journalist supplies replace on potential switch from Man Metropolis to Barcelona
Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano delivered some transfer news to Barcelona and Manchester City fans by suggesting Eric Garcia sign for Manchester City’s Spanish giants this month.
Eric Garcia will join Barça as a free agent, as I said weeks ago. 🤝
Guardiola on the chance that Eric will leave this month: “I hope not, but maybe Barcelona know better than me. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but maybe it will. “🔵 #mcfc @City_Xtra
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 15, 2021
The 20-year-old played for Barcelona in his youth before moving to England in 2017 to join Manchester City. Now Garcia seems to be returning to his hometown club.
The player is expected to return to Camp Nou with a free transfer, which is a heavy blow to City, who would certainly have been happy to have received a fee for the Spanish defender.
Speculation about the young defender’s future has been going on for a while and it is clear the defender was eager to return to Spain. Now it looks like the defender will grant his wish.
Garcia made his Premier League debut for City in September 2019 and has made steady progress since then. He played 30 games in all competitions under the guidance of former Barca coach Pep Guardiola.
When Garcia leaves, City loses one of their reliable defense options for free. It’s also a big coup for Barcelona, which apparently persuaded Garcia to return to his hometown club.
The transfer is a boost for Barcelona as it strengthens the depth of defense while, given his previous experience in youth, the player shouldn’t need time to adapt to the Spanish team’s style of play.
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If this transfer is to go through as expected for the suggested price, this is surely the bargain transfer of the month.
Garcia is undoubtedly talented and has yet to reach his full potential, which will certainly come with the season he is hoping for at Barca.
The transfer will be a blow to City boss Pep Guardiola, who has cheaply lost a handful of young players like Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong since arriving in Manchester.