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Usually we see that a selling club will simply cash in once a player seems ready to leave at the end of his deal, but the situation with Eric Garcia was curious.
Everyone knew he wanted to go back to Barcelona and it seemed like the deal would be easy, especially considering that Manchester City didn’t even use it that often in the first team.
The problem is that they may be one of the only teams in the world that doesn’t need the money to cash in on someone like Garcia, which is why it left Barca with a big problem in their defense for the second half of the season.
The deal in the summer seemed even more likely as the leaks started to suggest that he had already signed a pre-contract deal with Barca, but now it looks like he will be moving in January after all for a fee of around € 5 million.
– Sports World (@mundodeportivo) January 12, 2021
Obviously, that money won’t mean much to City, but it seems like the best for the player as he can now go out and play regular football rather than stay in reserve, while that is bright news for Barca as it finally seems ready to play. his man in the middle of a major injury crisis on defense.