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Font: Failing to buy Man City defender Garcia will be big Barcelona regret

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font is upset a move for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia was blocked last month.

While Font wanted Barca to shell out to buy Garcia, it was agreed amongst the candidates that they should wait until June when his contract expires.

But Font lamented: "This is one more example that proves that electoral politics have harmed Barça's interests. I am sure that without this temporary situation Eric would already be a Barca player.

"He is not and everyone, candidates and fans, must regret it. What I wanted was for the team to be as competitive as possible. But the desire to sew confusion and discredit harms Barça's interests.

"Here there is no transition season. If we are eliminated against PSG in the Champions League, it is €10 million that is gone. We had advised his recruitment. With the conditions set by City and the player's desire to come to Barça, I wonder: why we haven't recruited him?"

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