Eric Garcia tells Pep Guardiola he wants to return to FC Barcelona

Manchester City defender has reportedly told Pep Guardiola he wants to complete a return to FC Barcelona this summer. Spanish outlet Sport report that the 19-year-old defender had a meeting with his manager after the Premier League season ended last week and admitted he wants to complete a return to his boyhood club.

Barcelona consider Garcia as the long-term replacement for Gerard Pique and are keen on bringing the young defender back to the club. Garcia joined City in 2017 and has made the breakthrough in Guardiola’s squad this season, making 13 appearances during the season and most of these appearances were made after the corona lockdown was lifted.

Garcia has one year left on his contract at City and he has already told the English giants he is not willing to sign an extension. It is believed that Barcelona already held talks with his management, outlining their plans for the next couple of seasons. Meanwhile Guardiola is still hoping to convince the youngster to stay on at City.