Eric Garcia is already speaking about his future in Barcelona within the build-up to Manchester City’s involvement within the Champions League final.
City will face Chelsea for the European membership’s important football prize on Saturday night time. If Garcia performs, that can be his last look for the membership. He’s out of contract subsequent month and City has been unable to persuade him to stay. As an alternative, he’ll go to Barcelona – as Pep Guardiola has already confirmed.
Beforehand, Garcia got here by means of the youth ranks in Barcelona, earlier than switching to City’s academy. He has taken his first steps in senior football in Manchester however is now ready to return home.
“Going back to Barcelona is a courageous bet,” he instructed L’Eportport (by way of Football Espana).
“I’ve thought of my future, what I believe is best [thing to do] and I am satisfied that is the step I’ve taken. ”
Garcia will observe within the footsteps of Barca youth player Gerard Pique earlier than shifting to Manchester to play for City’s rivals United early in his career, and then returning to Catalonia.
The 20-year-old player made comparisons between him and Pique. However he couldn’t resist aiming for United within the course of.
“Gerard has achieved every part. He is likely one of the best center-backs within the world, ”he said. “The one potential comparability is that this: we’re each from La Masia and lived in Manchester. However he obtained into such a great team.
“I’ve had extra luck and been in a position to play for the best team in Manchester, a disgrace for him.”
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One other City defender storms an exit
City have loved a stellar season and can be trying to increase the success of the Champions League. However they might nonetheless face the prospect of dropping some players this summer season.
Along with Garcia, Sergio Aguero is out of contract and appears to be like more likely to join him in Barcelona. Fernandinho may additionally leave as a free agent and considered one of Garcia’s fellow defenders appears to be pondering of an exit as well.
Aymeric Laporte turned a key a part of City’s defense after becoming a member of in January 2018. Nevertheless, after a critical knee injury in August 2019, he has struggled to get back on the sidelines.
The French-born Spanish international has now questioned his possibilities of staying on the Etihad.
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