Eric Garcia: Barcelona plotting to offer Man City £7.2m for Spaniard in January

Eric Garcia: Barcelona plotting to offer Man City £7.2m for Spaniard in January

- Eric Garcia is heavily wanted by Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman

- The 19-year-old has less than 12 months on his current deal with Manchester City

- They made attempt in the summer but the Premier League outfit refused to allow their player leave

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Barcelona might make another move for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia when the January transfer window opens.

The Catalans tried luring him to the Spanish League outfit last summer but the Citizens refused to allow the youngster to leave the Etihad Stadium.

However, Ronald Koeman is planning to urge the club's new board to offer a sum of £7.2 million for the 19-year-old whose contract expires in the summer of 2021.

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Garcia has made two Premier League appearances this campaign but it appears the teenage sensation wants to return to his boyhood club.

SunSport reports that the youngster could sign a pre-contract before eventually sealing a move to Nou Camp mid next year.

The publication further reveals that the Dutch tactician is hoping to make the defender a part of his plans for the new year.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola seems to be ready for life after the youngster, having signed the duo of Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake in the summer.

Eric Garcia: Barcelona plotting to offer Man City £7.2m for Spaniard in January
Eric Garcia tackling Michail Antonio during West Ham's Premier League game vs Manchester City. Photo by Justin Tallis
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The former Bayern Munich boss was said to have admitted that the player wants to leave but hopes they can urge him to extend his stay at the club.

"He wants to leave but maybe we can seduce him to extend his contract with us.”

But Garcia appears to have already made up his mind and said before the start of the campaign:

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"It is true, I have told the club I do not intend to extend my contract beyond 2021. But I will return to Manchester when I am finished on international duty with Spain. I am focused on next season with City."

Meanwhile, Barca might not be able to spend lavishly on any player owing to the financial crisis caused by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ronald Koeman has disclosed that he will do everything within his might to sign Manchester City’s Eric Garcia before end of the transfer window, Marca reports.

The Dutchman who replaced sacked Quique Setien has only signed Sergino Dest to the La Liga club since his arrival, and now he is desperate in signing another player.

According to the tactician, the Catalan club is working tirelessly in bringing the 19-year-old Spanish defender to the Camp Nou ahead of the October 5 date that the summer transfer window closes.

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