🇪🇸 Guardiola heartbroken over Barcelona-bound Garcia: He’s not an average player
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🇪🇸 Guardiola heartbroken over Barcelona-bound Garcia: He’s not an average player

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola added final confirmation that Eric Garcia is going to Nou Camp.

As reported here on Futaa several months ago, the extraordinary 20-year-old shocked his club and the global football community by turning down a new Man City deal, in favour of moving to Barcelona at the end of this season on a free deal.

Additionally, Garcia has since been sidelined until his departure in June.

"Eric Garcia is like a son. He was a guy last season that after lockdown was our best central defender. He never made a mistake and played in the quarter-final of the Champions League,” Guardiola said via Goal.

"He's going to play in Barcelona and that is not an average player - he is a top player. He was not selected in the last two games and it broke my heart.

"That is why it is difficult for all the managers when you have a squad. You cannot imagine what it means,” Pep concluded.

Garcia will be returning to the Catalan giants after leaving at U16 level to join Man City’s U18s in 2017.

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