Eric Garcia is expected to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona this summer. The center-current back’s Manchester City contract expires next month, and Pep Guardiola announced earlier this season that he had decided not to extend it. Eric Garcia has been linked with a move to Barcelona since then, with the Catalan club coming close to signing him in the final days of the January transfer window before the deal fell through.
Eric Garcia has reportedly reached a pre-contract deal with Barcelona until the summer of 2026, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who says that the 20-year-old only wanted to return to Catalonia.
President Joan Laporta has approved the defender’s arrival as a free agent, according to Romano. He will be formally revealed as a Barcelona player at the end of the season.
Eric Garcia progressed through the ranks at the La Masia academy before joining Man City in 2017. There he has made 33 starts in all competitions for Guardiola’s side.
Man City have no new fitness worries
Following their exertions against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, City has no new fitness worries. And the center-back Eric Garcia could return after illness.
Chelsea will be without Mateo Kovacic, who is also suffering from hamstring problems. The Croatian midfielder is also a doubt for Chelsea’s Premier League match against Arsenal on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
However, Thomas Tuchel remains optimistic. He is confident that the former Real Madrid star will be healthy in time. For the FA Cup final against Leicester.
Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Steffen, Walker, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Ake, Garcia, Zinchenko, Mendy, Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Torres, Foden, Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus.