Idolizing Messi, City’s Young Defender Signs to Join Barcelona?
One of Manchester City’s most talented young defenders, Eric Garcia recently expressed his admiration for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. In fact, the person concerned admits that he wants to be a teammate of Messi, the code for Barcelona?
For information, Eric Garcia has been part of Manchester City since 2017, it’s just that at that time he had not joined the first team, but the Citizen academy team.
It was only in the following year that Eric Garcia got the chance to appear in Manchester City’s first team. Unfortunately, it is likely that next season Garcia will not be wearing Manchester City again next season.
This is because Eric Garcia’s contract at the etihad Stadium will expire in the summer, while so far he has not agreed on a new contract submitted by Citizen.
This situation inevitably raises a lot of speculation about his future, there are several clubs that have been linked with the defender, including the former club Barcelona.
Eric Garcia himself is still silent about where he will play next season, but what is clear is that he wants to be Lionel Messi’s teammate.
“Everyone knows that Messi is the best player in the world. It will be something special for everyone. Week after week what he is doing is extraordinary,” he said as reported by Goal.
Of course if that is what he wants then Barcelona is the goal he must achieve next season. However, until now the player admits that he has never spoken with Joan Laporta as the new President of the Catalan Club regarding a possible transfer.
“No, neither Laporta nor anyone else has just contacted me. I made the decision not to renew my contract [with City], and what I’m going to do, I don’t know.”
“The only option I have right now is to focus on the current one,” admitted Garcia.
Spanish media reports that in fact Eric Garcia has agreed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona. However, it does not rule out the possibility that the pre-contract agreement will also be canceled.