Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font: Eric Garcia agrees to play for free

Barcelona submit £8m bid for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia

The Spanish centre-back is willing to play for free in order to seal Barcelona switch.

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia turns out to be a top target for Barcelona and it was also reported that the Catalan club has an agreement in place for his signing.

Recent reports stated that the Catalans would have to wait until the end of the season to sign their former player on a free transfer because of the financial crisis.

However, Barca’s presidential candidate Victor Font has revealed that Garcia’s transfer is highly possible in the January transfer window and also emphasized that the youngster is ready to play for free for the rest of the season.

Font said,

Eric Garcia is ready to make an effort and not be paid this season.”

“The movements we have made lead us to understand that the signing of Eric Garcia is possible now, the club can manage it financially. Ronald Koeman and our sporting structure consider his signing fundamental to aspire to win titles this season. So we ask the managing committee to sign Eric this week.

“Why not sign him? If he’s ready to not be paid this season… City will accept €3 million plus variables. The impact on the accounts this season would be €230,000 in amortisation. How do we motivate Koeman if the only request he’s made is denied?

It shows how desperate Garcia is to return to his former club and his arrival would bolster Koeman’s defence.