Eric García in a party with the City


Tribute video and first words of Eric García as a Barça player

Published:1/06/2021 - 11:40h

Updated:1/06/2021 - 11:40h

FC Barcelona published shortly after announcing the signing of Eric García a video recalling the years in the center's quarry before leaving for Manchester City. In addition, the defender spoke for the first time as a new Barça player

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The FC Barcelona announced this Tuesday in the morning the signing of Eric García, that will sign with the culés until 2026. "The FC Barcelona and Eric Garcia have arrived to an agreement for his incorporation to the Club from 1 July, once finished his agreement with the Manchester City. The player will sign agreement until the ending of the season 2025/26 and will have a clause of rescission of 400 million euros", confirmed the Barça in a communiqué.

Shortly after this announcement, the group barcelonista published a species of video homage to the defender. In this graphic document, the blaugrana remembered the years in the Masia of the already ex player of the City, that happened all his infancy forming in the rows of the Barcelona. A succession of images and statements of boy of the international Spanish, that now returns home three years after his exit.

Eric left the Barça in the year 2018 after receiving a succulent offer of the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola. The one of Santpedor already knew the talent and the potential of the Catalan by his stage in the Camp Nou and insisted to the leaders 'cityzens' that it ficharan. The defender happened to form part of the quarry of the English to rise to the first team in 2019 by wish of his trainer, that from the first day gave him a lot of confidence.

After a good first campaign in the elite, the Barcelona interested by him in summer of 2020 and was very near of ficharle. The footballer already had decided that it did not go to renew and that his wish was to go back home, by what this facilitated it everything. The fault of economic resources of the Barcelona did not allow that him fichara then and neither in the wintry market, but now yes has been possible to bring him to cost zero.

In addition to the mentioned video remembering his stage like canterano, the Barça also published another video in which it stood out his turn home. An intimate document in which the player said his first words like new footballer blaugrana. After a succession of images of his infancy and of the actuality, Eric congratuló by his signing. "Culés, am very happy to go back home. Força Barça", said with a smile of ear to ear.

Eric will struggle by a place in the centre of the defence

Now it will be necessary to see the paper that Ronald Koeman or the new trainer that arrive to the Barcelona save him to the defender. It will form the centre of the defence with Ronald Araújo, Óscar Mingueza, Clément Lenglet and surely Gerard Hammered, to fault that it confirm the presumable exit of Samuel Umtiti. It says that Joan Laporta wants to fichar another central of level, although with the arrival of Eric the plans could change.

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