BARCELONA have shifted their attentions to Eric Garcia forward of the January switch window, stories declare.
The Catalans tried to get the Manchester Metropolis defender in the summertime, having a £16million bid knocked back by Pep Guardiola’s facet.
Eric Garcia may depart Man Metropolis in JanuaryCredit score: AP:Related Press
However following Gerard Pique’s horror injury sustained on the weekend, chiefs have been pressured to assume once more.
The stalwart limped out of Barca’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday night time with a cruciate knee ligament damage.
And following assessments that Pique, 33, is about to overlook round six months of motion, Goal declare that Barcelona chiefs are determined to land Garcia, 19, sooner than anticipated.
Garcia, already a four-cap Spain worldwide, burst onto the scene with Metropolis final season, making 20 first-team appareances.
Regardless of this rise to prominence, he has declined to signal a brand new contract – together with his present deal set to run out in the summertime.
Barca examined the waters in the summertime, to attempt to carry again the defender that left their academy in 2017.
Metropolis, nonetheless, held agency – and Barcelona might need to pay greater than the £16m they turned down final month – even supposing Garcia would have the ability to negotiate a free switch away for subsequent summer season.
Barca are additionally concentrating on Memphis DepayCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Gerard Pique sustained an terrible knee damage on SaturdayCredit score: EPA
The defender has been extra on the fringes this time period, taking part in in solely two of Metropolis’s eight league video games thus far.
As for Lyon star Depay, the 26-year-old seems to be as keen as ever to hitch Barcelona – however for now could be specializing in his present membership.
He just lately mentioned on the prospect: “Who would not prefer to play there? They’re top-of-the-line groups on the earth. Everybody want to play there, however I am not serious about that.
“I do not find out about Barca. The switch market shouldn’t be open. My thoughts is not on that.
“I’m making an attempt to provide my finest, to play properly so as to change into a greater participant. There may be a number of hypothesis on the market.”