Manchester City stand strong and demand big fee for Eric Garcia

Manchester City are not prepared to allow Eric Garcia to leave the club on a bargain deal. The Spanish defender is keen on leaving the club this summer after he rejected to extend his deal beyond 2021. With FC Barcelona interested in Garcia, City have set their asking price at around €35m, reports the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson.

Pep Guardiola confirmed on Thursday that the 19-year-old defender has decided that he wants to leave the club this summer. His boyhood club Barcelona are very interested in signing the young centre-back as they consider him to be a long-term successor of Gerard Pique. The Spanish giants had hoped to struck a bargain deal but City are not willing to sell the defender for anything less than €35m.

The transfer fee will then be build up from two pars: a €25m fee up-front and an additional €10m in add-ons and bonuses. The report from the Guardian even claims that City are prepared to keep Garcia for another season and let him leave the club on a free transfer next summer if Barcelona rejects to meet their demands this summer.