Eric Garcia has agreed to join Barcelona on July 1st, after his contract with Manchester City expires.
The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season and his buy out clause is set at 400 million euros (N202,087,050,000).
Due to anti-Covid measures, Barca’s new signing Garcia was officially unveiled in a behind-closed-doors presentation on Tuesday.
It is now confirmed that the 20-year-old has returned to FC Barcelona.
With Vincent Kompany’s retirement and Aymeric Laporte’s injury, the defender was given more opportunity, as he appeared in over 30 games for Pep Guardiola’s club.
Garcia, who joined City in 2017 after graduating from Barcelona’s La Masia academy, turned down a new contract offer from the Premier League winners last summer.
In October 2020, Barcelona had a proposal of £15.4 million (N9,003,480,832) plus add-ons rejected by City, who wanted closer to £20 million (N11,692,188,000) for the defender.
Garcia, though, made only 12 appearances in all competitions and started only three games this season after announcing his wish to depart, while Guardiola’s team won the Premier League and the Carabao Cup double.
Garcia transfer news comes only a day after Sergio Aguero, another Manchester City star, was introduced at the Nou Camp, the club’s record goalscorer signing a contract until the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.