Pep Guardiola Confirms Eric Garcia Has Rejected A New Contract And "Wants To Play In Another Place"
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that centre-back Eric Garcia does not want to extend his contract at the Premier League club, and wants to "play in other places."
The news comes amid rumours that Barcelona want to sign the talented 19-year-old defender. who has made 19 appearances in all competitions for City this season.
Pep Guardiola: "Eric Garcia doesn't want to extend his contract with Man City. I think he wants to join another club". And his first choice is Barcelona. Talks ongoing. :large_blue_circle: #MCFC #Barcelona #transfers
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2020
In his latest press conference, Guardiola revealed the news.
"He announced to us that he doesn't want to extend his contract with Manchester City," he said.
"He has one more year and after that, he doesn't want to extend. We want it but he doesn't want to extend it, so I imagine he wants to play in other places."
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BREAKING: Pep Guardiola reveals young defender Eric Garcia does NOT want to extend his contract at Manchester City and is looking to leave the club :flushed: pic.twitter.com/8R5UltzSwK
- Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) August 6, 2020
Barcelona are currently on the look out for a new central defender, with only Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet expected to be at the club next season, and Garcia is seen as the perfect fit.
The Spanish club are planning to make a €10 million bid plus add ons, according to reports.
Eric Garcia wants to sit down and talk to Pep Guardiola after the Champions League and from there his future will be decided.- City Chief (@City_Chief) August 3, 2020
Barca plan to make an offer of €10 million plus add ons.
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Do you think City will miss Garcia next season? Will he be a success if he joins Barcelona?
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