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Barcelona on the hunt for Manchester City’s Eric García - report

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“The new Piqué”

Manchester City v Fulham FC - FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Visionhaus

Barcelona are keen on bringing a former youth team defender back from Manchester. Sound familiar?

Yes, it’s the story of Gerard Piqué, whom Barcelona brought back from Manchester United. But it could also be the story of Manchester City’s Eric García.

A Barcelona native and La Masia graduate, García has made six Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola’s men. The 19-year-old defender’s return greatly interests the Catalans, per a new report.

García’s contract is said to run out in 2021, which would allow Barcelona to snatch him up on a free transfer. He left three years ago and his return could be in the cards, although the report says that no offer has been proposed as of yet.