Manchester City have set a €23m asking price for defender Eric Garcia, who is determined to secure a move back to Barcelona this summer.
Pep Guardiola confirmed today that the youngster, whose deal at the Etihad expires next summer, has refused to sign a new contract at the Etihad and wants to move elsewhere.
The City boss did not name Barcelona specifically but numerous reports over the last few weeks have indicated they are keen and working to bring him back to the Nou Camp.
First, though, they will have to negotiate a price with Manchester City, and according to Sport, that will be €23m.
The newspaper reports that sources close to the club have revealed they want that amount, plus ‘variables’ if they are to let Garcia move this summer.
They see the deal as one similar to that which has taken Ferran Torres to Manchester City this year.
He had one year left at Valencia but refused to renew, with City ultimately paying €23m plus €13m in addons to sign him.
Should they be unable to find an agreement, City are happy to not sell the young defender and instead leave him playing in the team until next year.
Pep Guardiola has a ‘good relationship’ with the player and vice versa, so there would be no issue were he to stay for another year.
Thus, the ball ‘the ball is on the roof of FC Barcelona’. They will have to find an agreement with Manchester City in the coming weeks to ‘unblock the situation’ with Guardiola and co having made their stance clear.