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Eric Garcia confirms Barcelona plan after Girona mortgage

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Eric Garcia has confirmed that he’ll “100%” return to Barcelona when his Girona mortgage finishes on the finish of this season.

Garcia began simply 18 video games in all competitions in 2022/23, highlighting his function as a back-up and squad rotation participant. And with Barca recruiting Inigo Martinez on a free switch final summer season, the previous Manchester Metropolis defender discovered himself farmed out in September.

He has thrived with the prospect to play commonly, although. Garcia has been a key a part of Girona’s unbelievable season that appears set to finish with historic Champions League qualification. There isn’t any preset choice for the deal to develop into everlasting and the longer term should be assessed and there isn’t a assure that can translate to enjoying for Barca once more.

“I’ve a contract, I’ve to return [to Barcelona] as soon as the season ends,” Garcia instructed RAC1.

“What’s 100% sure is that I’m returning to Barca. Then, as soon as I’m there, I’ll see what occurs.”

Eric García

Eric Garcia struggled to command a daily place at Barca / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

He added: “Competitors makes everybody higher and in the summertime I did have a private have to exit [on loan], to play each weekend, to have the ability to get pleasure from enjoying day in and day trip once more.

“As soon as I return to Barca, I do know that there are centre-backs who’re doing very effectively, however I’m additionally doing effectively right here. I do know the soccer I’ve and I’m displaying who I’m, no extra no much less.”

Competitors has solely elevated in Garcia’s absence as Barca have seen 17-year-old Pau Cubarsi progress into the primary staff to develop into a daily starter. Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Inigo Martinez and Andreas Christensen full the centre-back steady.

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