As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Guardiola confident about Garcia signing Man City contract: Tell Barcelona to call Txiki!

Pep Guardiola is confident Eric Garcia will commit his future to Manchester City.

The 19-year-old centre-back has been linked with a return to boyhood club Barcelona.

"If they want him they must call Txiki," Guardiola said after the 5-0 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday night.

"We are going to try to convince him to stay here for many, many, many years.

"I'm confident he will stay but at the end of the day it's his decision. He knows we want him.

"But it is similar to Leroy [Sane]. We wanted him but he didn't want to stay and we cannot do anything else.

"He knows, his agent knows, and his family knows that we want him. He's young and if Barcelona want him, they have to call Txiki."

About the author

Freddie Taylor

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