Iñigo Martínez y Eric García, zagueros del FC Barcelona


FC Barcelona is clear about who it prefers between Eric García and Iñigo Martínez

Published:23/06/2024 - 17:36h

Updated:24/06/2024 - 02:24h

FC Barcelona will have to consider what to do in this summer market with Iñigo Martínez and Eric García, two players who apparently will have different destinations in the Barça team for the 2024/25 season, especially if the time comes to debate the continuity of one or the other

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The FC Barcelona has to begin to take decisions regarding the sale of active in his saga, that at present is the demarcation with more players to disposal in the staff. From 1 July, with the official return of Eric García and Clément Lenglet of his respective cessions in the Girona and the Aston Villa, there will be a total of seven central defenders in the payroll culé, a clearly excessive quantity.

Under this premise, the only defender that seems to be cataloged as 'untransferable' is Pau Cubarsí, considered the future of the Barcelonan picture in this position. In lower measure, also finds Ronald Araújo, the one who still has not given indications on if it will renew or no with the combined Catalan, what has generated serious rumours on his continuity in the team, which does not seem that they go to 'resolve' but until after the Glass America, in which the '4' is participating with the selection of Uruguay.

In this point, also mentions to Clément Lenglet, to the one who apparently will look for an exit when it begin the market of summer. To his time, are Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé, those who seem to be part of the plans of the Barcelonan cast of face to the course 2024/25, but will listen offers that are economically attractive, as we comment recently in FCBN. Only they remain for deciding the future of two 'escuderos': Eric García and Iñigo Martínez.

The FC Barcelona would prioritise the continuity of Eric García to the one of Iñigo Martínez

As it informed in 'Sportive World', in case that the club have to decide remain only with one of them, apparently Eric García would be the best positioned to remain in the combined Catalan. 'MD' argues a series of reasons by which the native of Martorell would have more options to remain that the defender oriundo of Ondarroa.

In the first place, it bases in the season 2023/24 that had both players. Eric García was one of the pillars of the defence of the surprising Girona of Míchel and company, contesting 33 commitments and a total of 2.727 minutes of action, being the central with better registers goleadores in LaLiga EA Sports this season (five annotations). Instead, although there is not any complaint to professional level with regard to Iñigo Martínez by his charisma, capacity of leadership and good behaviour in the changing room, had less opportunities to show his level futbolístico with the Barcelona group, accumulating grieve 25 meetings and 1.622' of game.

Equally, there is another important detail that is the polivalencia that has showed the Catalan this season. In spite of being a natural defender in both central positions, also has showed that it can exert like mediocentro defensive and right side, whereas the Basque only can play like defender in the axis of the defensive line. This absence of the capacity to be a 'joker' also can prejudice to Iñigo, since in a club with the complicated economic situation of the FC Barcelona, is important to have players that can cover multiple positions of competent way.

The registration of Iñigo and the 'fair play', another factor that plays him against

Likewise, the age also is a factor to take into account, since the exjugador of the Athletic Club is 33 years old whereas the exjugador of the Manchester City hardly has 23. To Iñigo also plays him against the fact that it is not inscribed for the next season because of problems of 'fair play'. It is necessary to remember that the FC Barcelona reached to inscribe it only for the campaign 2023/24. Therefore, the club could opt for doing without a footballer that, according to several informative sources, will receive a total wage of 9 M€ gross in the next period three 'kilos' less than what would perceive Eric, whose wage estimates in around the 6 M€ gross.

Now it will be necessary to expect to see which decision takes finally Hansi Flick regarding these defenders of face to the pre-season 2024/25 with the picture culé, and which will be his election. Iñigo Martínez will begin the pre-season with the club, since it is not participating with his national selection, whereas Eric García could not to begin it due to the fact that it could be included in the list of the Olympic games, that will know next Wednesday.

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