Mikel Arteta wants soon to be free agent Manchester City man

Arsenal has joined the race for Eric Garcia, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The defender is out of a contract at Manchester City at the end of this season, and he has told the Citizens that he wouldn’t be signing a new deal with them.

His lack of interest in continuing his City career has drawn the attention of other teams.

The leading team for his signature remains Barcelona, whom he left for the Etihad in 2017.

The Spaniards tried to sign him in the summer, but their financial limitations meant that they were unable to land him for a fee.

They are now hoping to get him for free in the summer, but Arsenal won’t make things easy for them.

The report says that Mikel Arteta was a major part of the player’s development at City, where he was an assistant manager before joining Arsenal.

He knows the defender well and wants to add him to his first team.

The Gunners aren’t the only side looking for his signature, with the report adding that PSG also wants to tempt him with a move to Paris.

Mauricio Pochettino knows about him from his stint in the Premier League and apparently also wants to manage him.

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10 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    I sincerely hope there is no foundation to this rumour , as Garcia does not impress me at all.While he is technically very able, he lacks pace and the physicality needed of a CB in the EPL.He is weak in the air and the fact that he rarely figures for Man City in league matches, speaks volumes.Of the five recognised centre backs at Man City he is last in line.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      And Grandad, Arsenal are now well situated with CB’s, particularly with Saliba and Mavropanos to return from loan.
      Arsenal needs available transfer funds to improve other positions like DM and LB.

  2. Goonster says:

    Por Favor, No.
    Please No.

  3. jon fox says:

    So “APPARENTLY” he is no good but BARCA, PSG and MA, who worked closely with him and knows him well, all want him. Anyone else apart from me spot that GLARING inconsistency then?

  4. Durand says:

    Already have a better young CB IMHO, the one Arteta sent on loan. Club already spent the cash, Arteta’s job in part is to develop the young talent.

    Hopefully he gives Saliba a chance to impress before making a permanent decision. We need 2 more midfielders before adding another CB to our list.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

    2. Nickerless Bender says:

      I would add a target man to that list as well as the strikers we have are to samey samey.

  5. guy says:

    I’m not sure I believe this rumour. While of course everybody wants a full squad of quality players it would still demand a big wage as all free’s make up for it in wage hikes, and especially after the wage he would have been on at City. We would be utilising overseas squad member places we cant spare and we need other positions filled more urgentl. Additionally I believe the main reason he won’t renew is because he doesn’t like England and wants to return to Spain, in particular to Barca. Why would he then consider moving south? And if he did we could have another Torreira…
    This story makes no sense at all. Probably based solely on the MA Man City connection.

    1. McLovin says:

      Actually he wouldn’t command high wages or signing on fee. He’s not an established PL player, hardly plays for City because he didn’t want to renew his contract.

      In fact, he’s still on his youth wages. I think he would be a very low risk investment, being home-grown as well.

  6. Dan Smith says:

    He’s refusing to sign a contract at city because he wants to go to Spain
    So how that’s led to this rumour ?

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