The former La Masia talent and the current Manchester City gem Eric García reportedly wants to join Barcelona this summer. His contract is set to expire next year and the Citizens are aware of the fact that they just might lose him for free if the situation is not resolved, one way or the other.
Of course, this is not the first time we hear that the Catalans might be interested in righting this particular wrong and bringing the young defender back home. Still, now the rumour has suddenly picked up some pace and it might actually come true.
Guillem Balague, a very reliable source when it comes to transfer latest, has confirmed Man City are aware of the centre-back’s wishes and they know Eric García indeed wants to join Barcelona.
Not only that but he claims that in terms of ‘personal details’ with the player, ‘everything is in place’ and has confirmed as much on his regular #AskGuillem Q&A. Will Barcelona really pull the trigger and ensure the La Masia talent returns home this summer?
It remains to be seen but if the latest reports are to be believed, that sure seems to be a real possibility at the moment.
Source: Guillem Balague
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.