Barcelona are contemplating a January transfer for Manchester Metropolis defender Eric Garcia.
Garcia, 19, has informed Metropolis he is not going to lengthen his contract, which expires on the finish of the season. He desires to return to Barcelona, and the Spanish aspect tried to signal him in the summertime switch window to make that occur.
Nevertheless, Metropolis didn’t deem Barca’s bids acceptable, as a substitute deciding that there was higher worth in retaining Garcia as a part of their squad this season and dropping him without spending a dime in the summertime.
Now, although, new Barca boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that they may return with a bid for Garcia in January, which might enable Metropolis to recoup some cash on Garcia fairly than get nothing in June.
“There’s a likelihood for certain that we’re going to have one other go for Garcia,” Koeman stated.
“However proper now I can’t know the way the funds of the membership are in January, so I’ve to attend and see.”
Metropolis COO Omar Berrada has defined why the membership didn’t settle for Barcelona’s supply, regardless of it being simply £2m under their valuation of Garcia.
He defined: “Eric has developed into an vital participant for us and performed some vital video games, particularly in the previous few months – semi-finals of the FA Cup, quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“He is grow to be a high younger centre again who Pep trusts, and we really feel that retaining him this season was price greater than what we have been supplied for him.
“We imagine that he can add depth to the squad, and will be vital in vital video games.
“This can be a season that’s going to be very troublesome for the gamers, bodily and mentally. It’s totally congested, there might be lots of stress to play many video games each when it comes to membership competitions but in addition the worldwide video games that they need to play, so it’s all very concentrated and congested.
“We had a dialog with Barcelona about Eric Garcia. We have been very clear from the outset of what we felt his valuation was and so they weren’t ready or keen to fulfill it so our resolution was to maintain him. We predict he might be vital for us this season.”