Eric Garcia: Barcelona have bid for Manchester City defender rejected

Garcia was part of Barcelona's La Masia academy between 2008 and 2017

Eric Garcia played in Manchester City's 5-2 defeat to Leicester in September
Image: Eric Garcia played in Manchester City's 5-2 defeat to Leicester in September

Eric Garcia will remain at Manchester City after Barcelona had a £15.4m plus add-ons rejected by Manchester City with just hours of the transfer window to go.

Man City wanted closer to £20m for the central defender, who has entered the final year of his contract, with the player now set to see out his contract at the Etihad.

The Spanish international will now become a free agent next summer and should he move to the Nou Camp it will see a return to the club having been part of the La Masia academy between 2008 and 2017.

Garcia made his first top-flight appearance last season and would go on to feature 13 times throughout the campaign and last featured in the 5-2 defeat to Leicester City.

However, he was left out of City's squad squad for the 1-1 draw at Leeds on Saturday with Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman previously confirming his club's desire to sign the 19-year-old centre-back.

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Garcia is already in Spain after meeting up with the national team in Madrid on Monday ahead of their friendly against Portugal on Wednesday.

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