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Eric Garcia is FC Barcelona’s 2d signing

FC Barcelona and Eric Garcia have reached an settlement for the participant to enroll in the Membership from 1 July one his contract with Manchester Town is at an finish. The participant will signal a freelance till the tip of the 2025/26 season and his purchase out clause is about at 400 million euros. 

Eric Garcia will likely be introduced nowadays, Tuesday, as a Barça participant with the next time table (all time CEST): 

  • At 1.15pm, signing of the contract within the President Suñol suite in a personal tournament.
  • At 2.00pm, picture consultation at the pitch at Camp Nou. 
  • At 2.30pm, presentation and next press convention on the Auditori 1899.

Because of anti-Covid mesures the presentation of Barça’s new signing will happen in the back of closed doorways and it may be adopted in all places the arena from 1.00pm on Barça TV+. 

A defender for the longer term  

The go back of 20 12 months previous Eric Garcia to FC Barcelona is now respectable. The defender joined the Barça Academy in 2008 and persisted his construction at L. a. Masia till 2017 when he left for Manchester Town the place he spent 4 seasons that includes at U-19, U-23 degree and for the primary workforce.  

A payer with  a nice long term forward of him, he’s a defender very a lot suited for Barça’s taste of play. Captain at each and every degree throughout his time at L. a. Masia, all the time with the quantity 3 on his again, Garcia grew up with Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué and Javier Mascherano as his function fashions.  


Very good at bringing the ball out from the again and a capability to learn the sport smartly, he has been ready to toughen additional on his abilities throughout his time in England with Manchester Town.  

In Manchester he to begin with shaped a part of the U-19 squad however his skill attracted the eye of the primary workforce and he made his debut for Manchester Town on the age of simply 17 in a Carabao Cup sport towards Leicester Town in December 2018. Garcia went to play in each legs of the semi-final towards Burton Albion in the similar festival later that season.  

The departure of Vincent Kompany and harm to Aymeric Laporte unfolded extra alternatives for the Catalan defender and in general he made greater than 30 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s workforce. 

The defender’s upward thrust additionally stuck the eye of nationwide workforce trainer Luis Enrique Martínez and after representing Spain at U-16, U-17 and U-21 degree, he changed into the primary gamers from the Barça Academy to make his debut for the whole nationwide facet.  

There he coincided as soon as once more with Ansu Fati, a participant Garcia featured along for 5 seasons within the FC Barcelona adolescence groups. Buddies since then, the 2 gamers will likely be facet through facet as soon as once more, pleasant the dream they’d as kids of taking part in in combination for the primary workforce at Camp Nou.  



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