Arsenal’s Eric Garcia Pursuit Hits Snag as Barcelona Hesitates

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Arsenal’s pursuit of Eric Garcia from Barcelona has hit a roadblock just days before the transfer window closes.

The 22-year-old defender has been a subject of intense speculation regarding a move to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Xavi’s plans at Barcelona, coupled with the club’s transfer dynamics, have thrown an unexpected curveball into the mix.

Barcelona Reluctant to Sell

Despite Garcia’s contract with Barcelona running until 2026, the prospect of him leaving the Camp Nou has raised eyebrows. Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona is hesitant to accept any offers for Garcia. However, they might be open to negotiation if a suitable proposition is made.

Arsenal, it seems, views Garcia as a short-term solution, especially with Jurrien Timber sidelined due to injury.

The transfer window has seen Barcelona involved in a flurry of activities, with several arrivals and departures in the works. Reports suggest that four players within the squad, including Garcia and Marcos Alonso, are unsure of their future at the club.

Interlinked Futures of Eric Garcia and Marcos Alonso

In a twist of fate, it appears that the destinies of Garcia and Alonso could be interconnected. Reports suggest that Barcelona are adamant that Garcia will not leave unlesss Alonso secures a move to Manchester United.

The Red Devils have offered Alonso a two-year contract, with a loan arrangement for the current season and a free transfer when his contract with Barcelona expires in 2024.

Both Garcia and Alonso have faced stiff competition for playing time under Xavi’s leadership. Garcia is behind several defenders in the pecking order, while Alonso trails behind Alejandro Balde as a left-back option.

Garcia’s willingness to leave Barcelona in search of more playing time adds another layer to the story. The young defender, aware of the competition for his position, is open to exploring opportunities elsewhere. Girona FC has shown interest in securing his services, indicating his potential value to other clubs.

As the transfer deadline looms, the fate of this promising young defender remains in the balance, leaving Arsenal and their fans on edge.

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