Reportedly, Barça are already negotiating with Manchester City for teenage former La Masía central defender Eric García, whose contract expires in 2021.
According to the Spanish news outlet SPORT, Barça are currently negotiating with the English giants Manchester City for the transfer of 19-year-old centre-back Eric Garcia.
Eric García grew up in Barça’s youth academy La Masía, before joining Manchester City in 2017 for a mere 1.7 million euros. The young defender is highly admired and many believe that he can be the true heir to the Barça legend Gerard Piqué.
García’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021, and the English club are happy with him being a part of their squad. Barça have approached City, and want to negotiate a transfer move for the youngster this summer.
Former City player Micah Richards was recently quoted saying that “García is the future of Man City”. The City coach Pep Guardiola is also known to be a firm believer of Eric’s game, and started him last night in a 4–0 win over Premier League champions Liverpool.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.