After Barcelona accept Benfica’s offer for Jean-Clair Todibo, the Catalan club has just a couple of hours to close the signing of Eric García. Barcelona has recently made an offer of 17 million euros (with add ons) to Manchester City to return Eric back to the Camp Nou, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The agreement would be made official today on the deadline day of this transfer market. Similarly, Manchester City got convinced of this new offer, after rejecting several offers previously because they did not meet their financial demands.
There are still a couple of hours left to finalise the deal, and the Barcelona board is moving very fast to achieve it as soon as possible. It is a matter of time to see the official announcement regarding Garcia.
Let us remember that Barcelona is also working on the signing of Memphis Depay, but as things stand, it is more likely that the next transfer to be closed will be the La Masia graduate, after Barcelona’s attractive offer.
Source: Fabrizio Romano
Barcelona legend says Messi is essential for the young Barcelona generation
Following what will forever remain an unforgettable might for the youngster, Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona. It was a sensational strike, as the young Spanish midfielder faked a shot one way, only for him to cooly dispatch it the other way.
Yesterday night, Barça legend Luis Suárez Miramontes had this to say both in regards to the club’s youth, as well as club veteran Lionel Messi: “For this group of young people it is essential that there is someone like Messi with personality and charisma so that they grow as they should. That is why it is necessary to maintain it.“ (via Carrusel)
Per earlier reports, the Barça captain has stayed true to this. He reportedly takes “special care” of Ilaix Moriba in particular so that the 18-year old doesn’t “deviate from the path of becoming an important player in the team.” This is one of Barcelona’s most talented squads in recent memory, full to the brim and overflowing with youth and exuberance, with all these players looking up to the Argentine.
The 85-year old is a Barcelona legend having played in Barça’s iconic colours from 1955 to 1961. He is widely regarded as one of Spain’s next footballers of all time, and a testament to this is the fact that he is still the only player from the country to ever win a Ballon D’or.
He has been heavily critical of the squad at times this season, owing to the fact that “they [Barca players] make the worst individual and team mistakes.” At least this time he has something to smile about.