'It was my turn to play': Garcia reveals why he joined Girona on loan
Speaking about his decision to leave Barcelona and join Girona on loan, Eric Garcia said: “Yes, it costs.“It was my third season there and it is not easy, but everyone also has to think about their case and it was my turn to play and enjoy.
Barca's relationship with Man City 'completely broken' — it has to do with Lamine Yamal
Although it was not widely reported, Manchester City came with everything to sign Lamine Yamal from Barcelona in the summer, Radio Marca reveals. Of course, Barcelona rejected every attempt made by the Cityzens for Yamal, but they kept on pushing to get him.
How Barca can lineup with Christensen as a midfielder – he already spoke about playing there
Some reports in Spain claim Xavi see Andreas Christensen as a backup deep-lying midfielder following the exit of Eric Garcia and with no natural backup for Oriol Romeu. This sort of tactical ingenuity has already been tried with good success by Pep Guardiola who deployed John Stones in a midfield role last season and the defender performed excellently.
'He wants to be important': Girona director on Eric Garcia's decision to leave Barca
Speaking at the press conference, Girona's sporting director Quique Carcel shed light on Eric Garcia's move away from Barcelona.The defender signed for the local rivals on a season-long loan in the final hours of the transfer deadline day.
Just 6 players remain from Xavi's first Barca squad – it hasn't even been 2 years since
Barcelona's squad has changed a lot since Xavi managed his first game in charge.Actually, the only six players left from Xavi's first Barca squad are Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Roberto and Inaki Pena.
Xavi blocks Eric Garcia loan move & 4 more big stories you might've missed
Xavi blocks Eric Garcia loan moveAfter Eric Garcia reportedly demanded Barcelona to let him leave on loan, Xavi has denied his request and wans him to stay. Two figures pushing for Joao Felix moveJoao Felix is waiting for Barca to sign him before deadline day, with Joan Laporta and his agent working hard to get a deal over the line.
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Xavi's reaction to Villarreal taking the lead against Barca spotted, it's scary
Xavi wasn't able to be with the team on the touchline, but he was still quite emotional while serving his suspension in a special box at the stadium.He was so frustrated about Barca bottling the lead against Villarreal and allowing them to take the lead.
'Pre-injury Ansu was insane': Fan recalls Barca's best XI under Koeman — only 5 players remain
A nostalgic Barcelona fan has recalled what seemed to be Barca's best XI during the tenure of Ronald Koeman as head coach a couple of years ago. Here's the team: Ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique, Oscar Mingueza, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Frenkie De Jong; Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, Sergino Dest.
6 Barca players arrive for training on their day off
Xavi handed his players a day off to rest before returning on Friday for continuous training before Barca's first league game against Getafe this weekend. However, despite the day off given the players by Xavi, Ronald Araujo, Inigo Martínez, Andreas Christensen, Pedri, Eric Garcia and Fermín Lopez still reported to training, according to David Bernabeu, a source close to the team.
Barcelona XI v Tottenham Hotspur revealed
Barca XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Garcia, Balde; Gavi, Romeu, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Pedri.Subs: Dest, Inigo Martinez, Ansu Fati, Ferran, Lenglet, Inaki Pena, Gundogan, Christensen, Abde, Alonso, Roberto, Astralaga, Yamal, Fermin, Alarcon, Valle.
Barca XI v Milan revealed
Barca XI: Inaki Pena; Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Alonso; Pedri, Romeu, Fermin; Raphinha, Ferran, Abde.Subs: Ter Stegen, Dest, Balde, Inigo Martinez, Gavi, Dembele, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Lenglet, Gundogan, Christensen, Kessie, Roberto, De Jong, Astralaga, Casado, Yamal, Garrido, Faye, Valle.
Barcelona XI v Real Madrid revealed
Barca XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Gundogan, Romeu, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski.Subs: Dest, Inigo Martinez, Gavi, Ansu Fati, Ferran, Lenglet, Inaki Pena, Abde, Alonso, Kessie, Roberto, Raphinha, Garcia, Astralaga, Casado, Lamine Yamal, Garrido, Fermin, Faye, Valle.
Barca 'send message' to Eric Garcia about his future
Barcelona have sent a message to Eric Garcia telling him that he is not for sale this summer, per Mundo Deportivo. Garcia met with Xavi personally to ask about his future after he saw his name repeatedly on the news claiming he is among the players Barca wants to sell.
Barca XI v Arsenal revealed
Barca XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Christensen, Alonso; Gundogan, Romeu, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Abde.Subs: Balde, Inigo, Gavi, Dembele, Ansu Fati, Ferran, Lenglet, Inaki Pena, Kessie, Roberto, De Jong, Kounde, Garcia, Astralaga, Casado, Yamal, Garrido, Fermin, Faye, Valle.
How many players affected by the virus? Will the game be rescheduled? All you need to know about Barca's cancelled Juve friendly
Barcelona's pre-season clash against Juventus was just hours away when things took an unexpected turn.The Catalans were forced to cancel the game due to the stomach infection several players suffered from.
Vacation over: Full list of 34 players who have reported to Barca for pre-season
11 more Barca players showed up for their medicals and first preseason training earlier on Tuesday. The list includes Frenkie, Lewandowski, Christensen, Kessié, Gündogan, Abde, Ansu, Ter Stegen, Dembélé, Koundé and Chadi Riad.