If FC Barcelona intends to recruit players, such as Evan Ndicka, Vitor Roque or Marcus Thuram, the Catalan club also intends to keep several unfortunate or courted elements.
Eric Garcia is in this case. Like Jules Koundé, who is tenured but on the right of the defense, the 22-year-old Spaniard, who came from Manchester City to Barça in the summer of 2021, suffers from the good form of the Ronald Araujo-Andreas Christensen duo, squatting the sidelines. The central defender has only played 11 La Liga games this season, including 8 as a starter. Very little for Eric Garcia, who is wondering about his future at FC Barcelona.
According to the revelations of the Spanish media Sport, the Catalan club, for its part, has no intention of parting with the central defender. Xavi, the coach, appreciates the presence of Eric Garcia in his squad, in the rotation. Linked to Barça until 2026, Eric Garcia does not have the cards in hand for his future, and will have to meet his management in the event of a confirmed desire to leave this summer.
100M for Ansu Fati?
On the side of Ansu Fati, the situation is slightly different. If FC Barcelona wishes, here too, to retain the Spanish prodigy, the market value of the latter, and the important offers, consequently, which could arrive on the office of the president Joan Laporta, could quickly bend the leader of La Liga.
According to information from journalist Ben Jacobs, three major English clubs, namely Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, have opened a dialogue with the clan of Ansu Fati, declared “untransferable” by Barca coach Xavi Hernandez. According to the journalist, an offer around 100 million euros could be suitable for the Spanish team.
Ansu Fati’s agent, Jorge Mendes, pushes the latter to leave, while the Spaniard is a substitute this season (9 starts only).