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Eric García is confirmed as Barça's next midfielder

Published:31/03/2023 - 19:26h

Updated:31/03/2023 - 19:26h

Xavi Hernández's latest statements confirm what, until now, were rumors: The Barca coach is testing Eric García in the pivot position as a possible replacement for Sergio Busquets

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In the FC Barcelona are many the capetas open of face to the market of signings estival. From the club still do not have 'resolved' the subject of the future of Sergio Busquets and, for the moment, there is not security on his continuity further of 30 June, when it wins his current agreement. Besides, neither they know if they will be able to achieve him a relief in the market of signings, in front of the problems of the club with the 'fair play' financial, reason by which would be studying alternative options.

One of them, as they coincided several means, was that Eric García happened to play in this position. it was testing There and the feelings were positive for the staff technical culé. Now, the own Xavi Hernández has declared that, in question, the ex of the Manchester City is adding trainings playing as '5', what can be a 'track' of the possible plans of the Catalan entity in case that Busquets finish leaving this summer.

Xavi 'approve' to Eric García like pivote

In press conference, the trainer egarense was questioned by the possibility that the one of Martorell change of position that could adapt perfectly, as what happened in his day with Rafa Márquez. "It does time that think in Eric García like pivote. It is resembled what happened with Márquez. Has good pass and is aggressive and wins duels. I think that can adapt well to the position", said Xavi in concrete.

In any case, as it remembers 'Sportive World' the bet of Xavi could be hit by the registers that has Eric García, remembering that it has 93% of passes completed, 7,6 progressive passes in each party or 7,31 passes in the last third, as well as an effectiveness of 78,7% in passes of long distance. It is necessary to stand out, in any case, that it is the central with fewer minutes in what it goes of season.

Eric García, without minutes in the Barça

The true is that during this season Eric Garcia is having very few minutes and has become the fifth head office in the plans of Xavi Hernández. It has played only 1.288 minutes in these courses, between League (14 parties), Glass of Rey (2), Champions League (4) and Supercopa of Spain (1), only has been headline in 14 opportunities, figures very low considering his registers in the past course.

On the other hand, the statement of intentions of the picture culé with Eric García could be a track on the plans of the club of face to the market of signings, because they could finish descartando the possibility of fichar to a new reinforcement for the centre of the field if the bet by the one of Martorell finish working for Xavi. It would be an investment that would save .

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