Arteta set to complete signing of top defender from former employers Man City

Arteta set to complete signing of top defender from former employers Man City

- Eric Garcia has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the January window

- Reports claim Arteta is trying to overtake Barcelona in signing the 20-year-old

- The Man City centre-back will be out of contract at the Etihad in the summer

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Eric Garcia could make a U-tun from his move to Barcelona to join his former boss Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, The Sun.

The Spanish defender refused to sign a new deal with the Citizens and he is poised to become a free agent in the summer.

And the 20-year-old has been linked with a return to his boyhood club Barcelona where he left to join City in 2017.

Arteta set to complete signing of top defender from former employers Man City
Arteta set to complete signing of Eric Garcia from former employers Man City. Photo by Simon Stacpoole
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Reports from Spain claim Arsenal could hinder Garcia's return to the Camp Nou and keep the player in the Premier League.

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Garcia will be hoping to reunite with his former boss Arteta and replicate all that he has learnt at the Etihad when he moves to north London.

On the other hand, Barca were forced to back down on a move for the youngster during the current January transfer window due to the forthcoming elections.

It is understood Garcia wants a return to the Camp Nou, but if negotiations do not progress quickly, he will consider his other options.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester City’s Eric Garcia has reportedly decided to reject contract extension at the Premier League club in his bid to return to Catalan club Barcelona.

Latest reports have it that the 19-year-old has agreed to personal terms with his former club to confirm Pep Guardiola’s earlier statement that the player does not want to continue with the Citizens.

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The City manager had hoped he would be able to convince the player to rescind his decision but seems Garcia’s mind is already made up. had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has said that he hopes he would meet Frank Lampard at a restaurant after the lockdown is over.

The Chelsea manager was shown the door after spending 18 months at Stamford Bridge as the Blues were rooted to ninth position after the first round of matches in the Premier League.

And Man City boss Guardiola has felt sorry for the Englishman, stressing that employers should give coaches enough time to perform.

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