Catalan Based Sport believes that Barcelona is in close talks with Manchester City over the teenage defender, Eric Garcia.
Born in Barcelona, Garcia began his football career at La Masia and then moved to Manchester City in 2017, making his senior debut in England.
The weakness of Barcelona's defense is palpable, and while they tried to sign a center-back in the summer but failed, they now intend to sign Garcia and add him to the squad of Clement Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, and Ronald Araujo. Strengthen yourself.
The club is confident that Samuel Umtiti will leave the Nou Camp in the winter transfer window.
Barça have a good relationship with Premier League clubs, but the path to Garcia is not easy because Manchester City want 15 million euros for him. But there is another way, and that is for Barça to wait until the summer for Garcia's contract with City to expire and for him to return to his homeland as a free agent.
He recently announced that he has no intention of extending his contract because he intends to return to the club where he started playing football and fight for his place in the team.
He is also under intense pressure from City officials to extend his contract with the club. Barça have also kept in touch with him but have other options on their roster to fill the gap in the defense.