Eric Garcia is expected to play a new role next season for Barcelona

Julian Araujo

Reports say that Barcelona is looking to cut their wage bill for the next season, and as a result, several players may be sold in the summer. Among them is defender Eric Garcia, who has been linked with a move away from the club. According to a recent report from Javi Miguel of AS, there has been a change in Barcelona’s decision regarding the Spaniard defender Eric Garcia.

A new report from AS suggests that Eric Garcia’s future at Barcelona has changed. Manager Xavi Hernandez counting on him for next season. However, Garcia will have a new role as a defensive midfielder. Regardless of whether club captain Sergio Busquets renews or leaves.

What does recent reports say regarding Eric Garcia?

According to the report, Eric Garcia would be a defensive midfielder next season. Thus, freeing up the centre-back position for Inigo Martinez, who is reportedly set to join Barcelona. The coaching staff is said to be impressed with Garcia’s performances, despite his lack of playing time this season. They see him as a good option for the pivot position. Garcia’s versatility and ability to play in both positions make him a valuable asset for the team. He played as a defensive midfielder in a recent game against Elche and impressed the coaching staff with his performance.

According to the report, the coaching staff values Eric Garcia’s ball-playing abilities and his ability to combine with his teammates, in addition to his defensive strength. They believe that these qualities can make him an effective pivot midfielder. Despite his natural position being a centre-back.

According to the report, director Jordi Cruyff suggested the idea of using Eric Garcia as a defensive midfielder. After it became apparent that Barcelona would not be able to sign their preferred target, Martin Zubimendi, from Real Sociedad in the upcoming summer transfer window. The coaching staff reportedly took this suggestion on board and is planning to deploy Garcia in this new role.

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