Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has been assured by the club’s new president Juan Laporta that the club will be releasing funds to him so he can make a couple of signings in the summer in a bid to build his own Barcelona team and turn them into major title contenders. Since Koeman became the manager at the Camp Nou, there have been several ups and downs at the club, including a couple of poor results in his first few games in charge.
The player in question, Eric Garcia, is a graduate of the Barcelona La Masia stadium but he left the club at a young age after finding out that it would be difficult for him to fight his way into the first team. He left Spain and moved to England, joining Manchester City in the process.
Since moving to the Etihad, Garcia has gone on to establish himself as one of the best young defenders in the game. He has developed and matured into a more complete player than he was before leaving Barca. His development is the key driving force that has seen him attract interest from his former side and it looks like everything is getting set for his return to me complete.
Barca did try to sign the young central defender last summer, but Manchester City’s stance against lowering their asking price meant that the deal would stall. However, with Garcia’s contract running out, the English side would not want to risk losing him on a free, giving Barca the upper hand in negotiations this time around. According to Marca, the deal is close to being completed.