Chelsea are keeping tabs on Manchester City defender Eric Garcia’s situation, according to reports in the Catalan media.
The Spanish international looked all set to seal a free transfer to Barcelona but the La Liga side have revised their contract proposal, which may lead to the player rejecting the deal.
Garcia’s contract at City expires in the summer, and it is believed that the Blues (as well as Arsenal) could offer the 20-year-old a more lucrative contract in order to persuade him to stay in England instead. However, supporters on Twitter are not in favour of the transfer:
I’d rather have Guehi over this guy
— Tuchel’s apprentice (@cfcfinest) April 15, 2021
No Chelsea doesn’t need him
— Okkahh (@Okkahh1) April 15, 2021
List of defenders on Chelsea payroll but not playing for the 1st team, better than Garcia:
— RaunakN9 (@raunakwiz9) April 15, 2021
going out on a limb here but I think a boy from Barcelona will more likely choose Barcelona….
— Mr Plow KL5-3226 (@M_Rice) April 15, 2021
Dont know.whats the hype around garcia honestly.
— Vali ejaz (@EjazVali) April 15, 2021
Would be nice if Chelsea were “very aware” of Marc Guehi who is right under their noses
— Chris O’Flynn (@ChrisOflynn4) April 15, 2021
We don’t need him.
— Tony (@CFC_Chuks) April 15, 2021
— Ish (@CFCIsh) April 15, 2021
The centre-back is undoubtedly a promising young player, but Chelsea already have a number of other defenders, like Malang Sarr and Marc Guehi, who, it could be argued, possess similar levels of potential.
It was believed that the club’s focus would be on bringing in an experienced defender this summer, rather than simply another youngster.