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Guardiola did not rule out Garcia's possible move to Barca

Fri 15 January 2021 | 15:53

The Spanish coach hopes that his team's defender will continue his work at Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City

boss Pep Guardiola has expressed hope that Eric Garcia will not leave the club in January but has not ruled out


's move.

Azulgrana is facing defensive problems this season, so their priority is to strengthen the defense. Koeman's side is trying to sign the 20-year-old Manchester City defender. Garcia's contract with City expires at the end of the season and it is said that an agreement has been reached between Barça and the Spanish defender. Now the former Barça boss says he hopes Garcia will stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Asked about a possible deal, Guardiola said:

"I hope not, but maybe Barcelona knows better than me, I don’t know,"

"I don’t know what's going to happen, but maybe it's going to happen."

Garcia has not played for City following an injury suffered against Marseille on December 9. He also infected with  Covid-19 but is ready to play for his side on Sunday against Crystal Palace.

source: SportMob