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Barcelona Chief confirms interest in signing young defender

Eric Garcia from Manchester City will join soon with Barcelona at Camp Nou for strengthening the Catalans defense.

Barcelona looking forward to rebuilding their squad for the next season. However, friendly matches are gone well to them but need a little bit of improvement in the squad. As they are trying to find the proper combination.

As a part of the reconstruction of the squad, Barcelona already signed Miralem Pjanic from the Juventus in the swap deal with Arthur Melo. Likewise, they are also looking to sign other players from different clubs.

Whereas, Ronald Koeman after taking the charge of Barcelona opting to sign Dutch players from different clubs. It seems like he is actively participating in the summer transfer window. Hence, he targeted Memphis Depay after his arrival.

Report from the 90min claims that Barcelona recently opting to sign Manchester City’s young defender Eric Garcia. This explains the talks about Catalan’s technical director Ramon Planes words about signing Eric Garcia.

Ramon Planes also clear the doubt regarding Eric Garcia’s deal. Because some rumors of joining Eric Garcia to Barcelona said that he will join the Camp Nou’s side after finishing the contract with Manchester City in 2021.

Barcelona made the offer to Eric Garcia

Barcelona Cheif confirms interest in signing young defender
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Eric Garcia was Barcelona’s player first till the age of 16. He also born in Barcelona and trained with the Catalans side. Whereas, it seems like Eric Garcia’s story will be similar to defense wall Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba & Cesc Fabregas.

Ramon Planes included that Barcelona had made the €10m offer for Eric Garcia. But Manchester City is going to sell him if the amount between €15m to €20m will get for him. Or else if the deal will not complete this year then he will join Catalonia in the next year on a free transfer.

Ramon Planes said, “It’s true that we are looking for someone to help us in defense. Eric Garcia is a great player, made in Barcelona, who loves the club, but whether or not he can join depends on the market.”

After then he said that the Camp Nou side thinking to implement a new ideology of the club. FC Barcelona from now onwards will look to sign the young players who had given a lot to Catalans. Hence, Eric Garcia is also one of them. So we are looking to sign him as a long term asset, Ramon Planes concluded.

Barcelona allotted the clubs iconic jersey number to Pjanic

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💙❤️ #PjanicCuler is new number 8️⃣

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Ramon Planes explained Eric Garcia’s deal and club strategy outlets while speaking to media at the time of marking Miralem Pjanic as the Barcelona player. Also bestowed the club’s iconic jersey number to the ex-Juventus midfielder.

Miralem Pjanic during his contract with the Serie A side won four league titles including two Coppa Italia titles. Recently joined Barcelona on four years of contract at Camp Nou side. Therefore, he had given the club’s ex-skipper jersey number 8 for next season.

Henceforth, he got the Andres Iniesta’s jersey number also worn by Arthur. So fans will be happy to see him with De Jong in mid’s. Also, we will come to know after the start of the season whether his move to Camp Nou side is worth it or not.

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