According to a report from ESPN, Man City have refused Barcelona’s enquiries into defender Eric Garcia – maintaining the stance that he is not for sale as the Sky Blues look to keep hold of a potential prospect.
Garcia has only started a handful of Premier League games, but has debatably already shown that he is one for the future – amassing an impressive 93.6% pass success rate out from the back in that period.
Should we play Garcia or sign a new centre-back?
Sign a new defender
As a ball-playing centre-half, it appears Garcia has a very high ceiling, evident from the Fulham game – where he completed 87/91 passes over 90 minutes whilst losing possession just five times according to SofaScore.
Given these numbers, it’s clear to see why Pep Guardiola does not want to let Garcia go – and these City supporters appear to agree.
Find all of their best comments down below.
— 77 (@Trincao77) June 2, 2020
@ericgm3 is our future captain 💙
— Nathan G Best (@N_Best19) June 2, 2020
This is great news, Garcia has so much potential I really hope to see him next to Laporte the rest of this season and definitely next season 🙏🏼
— SammyBoy🤘🏼 (@SammyBoyMCFC) June 2, 2020
He’s good enough to be a regular. Play him alongside Laporte next season or sell him.
It’d be a crime to keep the lad kicking his heels on the bench waiting for a decent chance.
— Allan (2L’s) – PLEASE STAY AT HOME (@HovisBlues) June 2, 2020
Let’s show our intent and make him one of our main four centre backs next season.
— David Medley (@MedleyDave) June 2, 2020
— King KDB 〽️‼️ (@ali_nw17) June 2, 2020