After weeks of strong rumors that assure Eric García will be a Barça’s player this summer, Pep Guardiola has said in a press conference that ‘so far there is no agreement between Manchester City and Barcelona’.
“I don’t know exactly what will happen. I know he wants to live there, I know Barcelona wants him, but I think there is no agreement between the clubs right now. How it’s going to finish I don’t know”PEP GUARDIOLA ON ERIC GARÍCA RUMORS TO Barça
The arrival of Eric García to Barcelona in the current transfer market circumstances is not going to be easy. Manchester City does not give up in its claims to get about 30 million for the player, who will be free next summer.
At least, Pep Guardiola assures the media that Eric wants to return to the Camp Nou. However, Barcelona will need to close Jean-Clair Todibo’s deal with Fulham or seek the departure of Samuel Umtiti and thus have room to sign the ex-La Masia player.
Barça will try to sign García for a lower price than City demands (30 million euros), but if they do not manage to sign him in this transfer window, Eric will most likely arrive for free in 2021 as his contract with the Sky Blues expires.
Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’
Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.
Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. 🇧🇷 #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021
PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.
Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.
PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.
A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.