First Sergio Aguero, now Eric Garcia. Former Manchester City defender has returned to the club where he started his career as a seven-year-old. The transfer was officially confirmed with the information that an exit clause in the amount of 400,000,000 euros was included in his contract.
The most important thing for Barcelona is that the 20-year-old football player arrives at the Camp Nou stadium as a free agent since his contract with the Citizens has expired. Aguero came, in the same way, yesterday, and in Barcelona, they are waiting to formalize the signing of a contract with two other free agents: Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool, and Lyon's Memphis Depay, but he will first have to wait to see if Ronald Koeman will stay on the bench of Barcelona.
Barcelona plans to clean up the team from those who were not at a good level last season, and the Catalan media previously wrote that there is a long list of those whose salary is too big. It includes, among others, Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic, Filipe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite, Neto, Matheus Fernandes, and even Ousmane Dembele, if the right offer arrives, and Antoine Griezmann, if Atletico would take him in a swap for the younger one: Joao Felix.
Depay and Wijnaldum
Also, veterans like Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba are no longer untouchable, but of course, not everyone will be able to leave. Aguero is here to intensify the competition in the rush hour since Braithwaite is not a player for Barcelona.
Garcia is here to replace Umtiti, who did not play due to injuries. And when Wijnaldum and maybe Depay come ... They all come as free agents, the Catalan media claim that they have accepted less money than in previous clubs, although with rich premiums, bonuses that could make up for the difference.
The only question is, are Aguero, Wijnaldum, Garcia and Depay good enough to bring Barcelona back to the very top of European football? It will probably be necessary to bring in a few more players, but Barcelona has made a lot of mistakes in previous transfer deadlines, so this time they will certainly be more careful when they choose.
There are some names in the game, but that’s not certain for now. A few more players are expected to be sold and the team must be restored, which is really necessary after a desperate season. It seems that future transfers will mostly depend on whether Koeman stays in Barcelona or not