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​Guardiola hoping to 'seduce' Eric Garcia into staying at Man City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has not given up on convincing youngster Eric Garcia to stay at the club.

The Spanish international, who came close to joining Barcelona this summer, was in the starting line up as City claimed a 3-1 win over FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

The 19-year-old can leave for free in the summer, and may even talk to clubs abroad in January about signing a pre-contract.

However, Guardiola is still holding out hope Garcia will renew with City.

"I know he wanted to leave but he's going to stay and maybe we can seduce him in this year to extend the contract with us," Guardiola told reporters.

"He's a guy who is so stable in many many things and we are so happy."

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