Barcelona make £13.6m bid for Eric Garcia as Ronald Koeman looks to prise the Manchester City defender back to the Nou Camp before deadline day
- Manchester City defender Eric Garcia came through the Barcelona youth ranks
- He joined City in 2017 and has made 25 senior appearances for the club
- Barcelona are interested in re-signing their ex-academy graduate Garcia
Barcelona have offered £13.6m to sign Spanish Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.
Ronald Koeman has confirmed his club’s desire to sign the 19-year-old centre-back, who was left out of City’s squad at Leeds United on Saturday.
The Manchester City youngster is in the final year of his contract and has previously made it known that he does not wish to extend his stay at the club.
Barcelona are hopeful of bringing former academy graduate Eric Garcia back to the Nou Camp
The club have launched a £13.6m bid for the centre-back ahead of Monday’s deadline day
Koeman is hopeful of bringing Garcia back to the Nou Camp before Monday’s transfer deadline day.
Garcia was part of the La Masia academy between 2008 and 2017, before heading to the Premier League under Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish international made his first top-flight appearance last season and would go on to feature 13 times throughout the campaign.
Manchester City have recruited centre-backs Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake this summer
He is hoping to get more first-team football, but with Manchester City signing both Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias this summer, his path to the first-team has been made tougher.
Barcelona meanwhile have been reported to be interested in offloading defenders Samuel Umtiti and Jean-Clair Todibo before the window closes, leaving space for Garcia’s arrival in their back-line.