Eric Garcia expects to return to Manchester Metropolis regardless of telling the membership he is not going to signal a deal past the tip of his contract that expires subsequent summer time.
Having been creating below Pep Guardiola since leaving the Barcelona academy in 2017, 19-year-old Garcia flourished within the second half of final season and have become the popular companion for Aymeric Laporte within the first group. Nevertheless, curiosity from his former membership was sufficient for him to inform the Blues he is not going to be staying in Manchester past June 2021.
Metropolis need related cash from Barcelona to what they paid for Ferran Torres (over €30m in complete) if they’re to lose him this summer time however haven’t given up hope of convincing him to vary his thoughts; beginning him within the Champions League quarter-final in opposition to Lyon was an indication of how extremely Guardiola nonetheless regards him, whereas the tantalising prospect of Metropolis signing Barcelona’s greatest participant might additionally tip the scales again within the Premier League facet’s favour.
Garcia didn’t draw back from questions on his future as he confronted the media on his first worldwide camp with the Spain nationwide group. And whereas he reiterated that he has informed the Blues he is not going to signal a brand new deal, the centre-back is not going to let his requirements slip whereas he stays below contract.
“I informed Metropolis that I used to be not renewing however I nonetheless have one season left with them and I hope to return,” he mentioned when requested about hyperlinks to Barcelona.
“My purpose is to coach and play as a lot as doable to indicate right here and in Manchester that the coach can rely on me. What comes after is one thing that can not be managed. I concentrate on what I can management.”