KEY POINTS

  • Barcelona recently fired manager Quique Setien as a start of their restructuring
  • One option Barcelona can consider signing is Manchester City’s Eric Garcia
  • Manchester City and Barcelona are currently negotiating a deal for the 19-year-old

The situation in Barcelona includes a massive restructuring with the recent sacking of manager Quique Setien. This includes strengthening the depth of their lineup with capable defenders such as Manchester City’s Eric Garcia if veteran Gerard Pique leaves the club.

The young center-back has shown a lot of potential on the field with the way he moves and reads his opponents on the pitch. It has been a back and forth affair between Barcelona and Manchester City as both clubs are trying to negotiate on Garcia’s price. The original 30 million Euro value of Garcia is being negotiated by the Camp Nou-based squad for 15 million Euros, per Fansided’s Everything Barca.

Having someone like Garcia on Barcelona would benefit the team now given its current context. The economic impact of the global pandemic has forced teams to be more financially prudent with their decisions. Signing the 19-year-old for a favorable deal will help the club bounce back in the future as they gain a high potential player at a reasonable price.

With the latest 8-2 loss that Barcelona suffered against Bayern Munich, the team has hit a low level of morale. This includes their veteran star Gerard Pique who shared that their Champions League defeat was very painful to handle. The loss prompted him to share that he is open in considering leaving the club if that’s what it needs to take to change the team.

“If new blood needs to come for the club to change course then I'm not untouchable and I'll be the first to leave if needs be because it seems as if we've hit rock bottom,” Pique said by way of Sky Sports.

As a member of Manchester City’s Under 18 squad, Garcia has made 25 appearances and has scored five times. In the latest Champions League, he was able to show the world a glimpse of what he can do as he started in two matches and played in all 90 minutes.

It will be interesting to see where Garcia will eventually end up. It will be crucial for Barcelona to manage their team given everything that has happened in the past few weeks.

Gerard Pique, Neymar Gerard Pique scored the opening goal against Real Madrid on Saturday, but couldn't prevent Barcelona from going down to defeat. Photo: Getty Images