The centre-back’s deal expires in the summer. And FIFA rules mean he can start negotiations with other clubs from January and sign a pre-contract agreement.

Barcelona want to sign Eric Garcia this winter

Eric Garcia is ready to become a Barcelona player and the Manchester City and Catalan club to announce a deal shortly. The centre-back’s deal expires in the summer. And FIFA rules mean he can start negotiations with other clubs from January and sign a pre-contract agreement. However, Barcelona’s goal is for the 19-year-old to arrive this winter and not wait until summer. For this to happen, Barca would need to reach an agreement with Manchester City. Which might not be easy given their economic problems and the English club’s demands. The last offer made was €10 million fixed in the summer, plus €5 million in likely add-ons and €3 million in more challenging to achieve add-ons. According to reports in Spain, that was not enough for Manchester City.

Barcelona would be looking for a low figure and payment to be made at the end of the season given its current financial problems. While all of this will have to be studied by the interim board at the Camp Nou. It will have to be approved by the one who will be the new president after the January 24 elections.