As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Barcelona presidential candidates united behind signing Man City defender Eric Garcia

Barcelona's presidential candidates support the signing of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

While any new president could veto the deal if it isn't closed before the January 24 election, there's a unison amongst all three candidates that the deal should go through.

Marca says Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa - the three remaining candidates - have all approved the signing.

Garcia, off contract at City in June, is expected to join Barca for a €5m fee this month with a further €5m due in bonuses.

The departure of Carles Alena to Getafe and the potential exit of Matheus Fernandes will see the money saved cover the signing of Garcia.

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free