It will be the last desperate attempt by the Catalans ahead of the transfer market’s shutdown on Monday, and there is no more time for error, with his signing either in the coming days or not until June.

€1.7 million bid for Eric Garcia

Carles Tusquets has called the three Barcelona presidential candidates for a meeting this Friday afternoon to discuss the potential signing of Eric Garcia. It will be the last desperate attempt by the Catalans ahead of the transfer market’s shutdown on Monday, and there is no more time for error, with his signing either in the coming days or not until June. Carles’ current plan is to offer €1.7 million to Manchester City this January. Which is what the Premier League side paid Barcelona when he moved to England. This price is one that Toni Freixa would agree to, as it would not have seen Barcelona lose money.

Victor Font also agrees, and he is willing to pay up to €3 million for the signing. But the problem is Joan Laporta. He is adamant that Barcelona should not spend a euro on the deal and it will be difficult for him to change his mind. If no deal is reached on Friday, Tusquets will work on to sign the player ahead of a summer move. As Garcia is now free to negotiate a departure to any club, which scares Barcelona.