As Barcelona missed out on Manchester City’s Eric García on deadline day, manager Ronald Koeman may be facing a serious problem in central defence for the new season.
The centre-back position has been a constant source of worry for Barcelona season after season. Every year seems to be the one when the right reinforcements will be made. And every transfer window departs with the same personnel handling the defence. No doubt, Gerard Piqué and Clément Lenglet are excellent defenders. However, in the position they play, having reliable back-up options is always critical.
Throughout recently concluded transfer window, one central defender name was inseparable from Barcelona. The homecoming of La Masía product Eric García was the primary agenda of the board and manager. The youngster left the academy at the age of 17 to join Manchester City. Nonetheless, he has declined a contract extension with Pep Guardiola’s men and has made … Read the rest