The highly-rated 19-year-old centre-back has been at the centre of interest from Barca throughout the summer after Pep Guardiola revealed that he did not want to sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium
City are understood to value Garcia at around €35m (£32m/$42m) and are prepared to let him see out the final 12 months of his contract unless they receive a suitable offer.
It’s claimed the Catalan club are ready to raise their offer, but are ‘not willing to go beyond €15m’. Pep Guardiola’s side would now accept to let the youngster leave for €18m.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to include Rafinha in the deal with Claims on Tuesday night even suggested that City were ‘thinking’ about the offer put on the table from the La Liga club.
According to Martin Blackburn of the Sun, City are NOT interested in taking Rafinha (28) in exchange for Eric Garcia. Barcelona have put the idea forward over the past few days, but the deal will not be happening.
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In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
— Mohad (@mohamedamiin2) September 30, 2020
Rainha is injury prone and that is worse than even mendy.
— Jaamvant (@jaamvant) September 30, 2020
I wonder the hype around Eric Garcia. Eversince he’s been added to the team, the defence as been worse.
— *€minent-Raph* (@RaphNewton) September 30, 2020
@PepTeam We can use Garcia to exchange Junior Firpo since he wants to go, Junior Firpo can play left back so Mendy will have a strong conpetition
— Prince Olameelekan (@Olameelekan) September 30, 2020
He hasn’t been able to overthrow an underperforming Alba, I doubt he will improve City tbh
— Aayush (@AnandanAayush) September 30, 2020
Rafinha could be a good player for us. Versatile, hard working, good energy. Fitness an issue though. Not a star player, but good addition to the squad. I’d maybe press for Roberto instead though. Fits Pep’s style well and can cover RB if needed. Puig = keep dreaming.
— Jack Parkes (@jparkes1991) September 30, 2020