Manchester Metropolis supervisor, Pep Guardiola, has mentioned that it breaks his hearts to see his ‘son’, Eric Garcia leaving the Premier League leaders to hitch Laliga giants Barcelona subsequent season.
The 20-year-old Garcia started his profession with Barca and is a product of the Catalans’ youth system earlier than becoming a member of Metropolis in 2017.
Garcia performed for Metropolis’s Underneath-18 and Underneath-23 sides and made his first-team debut in December 2018.
Nonetheless, the Barcelona-born defender rejected the supply of a brand new contract at Metropolis final August and will likely be a free agent this summer season.
Quite a few golf equipment had been eager on the proficient stopper. Arsenal had been closely linked in the course of the January switch window.
It was at all times thought that he would return to the Nou Camp however the Gunners appeared an alternative choice. Nonetheless, Guardiola has now ended the hopes of another suitors by confessing that Garcia’s future is about.
The Spanish tactician is a giant fan of the participant and feels he’ll go on to shine with Barca.
“Eric Garcia is sort of a son. He was a man final season that after lockdown was our greatest central defender,” he mentioned.
“He by no means made a mistake and performed within the quarter-final of the Champions League.
“He’s going to play in Barcelona and he isn’t a median participant.”
Guardiola admitted it has been powerful to let him depart.
“He’s a high participant. He was not chosen within the final two video games and it broke my coronary heart,” he added.
“That’s the reason it’s tough for all of the managers when you might have a squad. You can’t think about what it means.”