- The central intended by Barça has been left out of the City call to face Leeds United
- His absence has further fueled rumors about his departure from Manchester just days after the end of the market.
Eric Garcia left out of the Manchester City squad that faced Leeds United.
Guardiola’s men visited Leeds United at home without the central young Catalan, and his absence has done nothing to shoot the rumors about his move to Barca before the end of the transfer market. Pep Guardiola, however, has given his explanation.
Before starting the match in Leeds, the Catalan coach attended Sky Sports interview where he revealed that Eric Garcia suffers from some physical problems.
“Eric has a little discomfort in his hamstrings,” Guardiola said.
In any case, his absence from the team is notable considering that the transfer market ends on Monday. Both Koeman and Pep recognized Barca interest in the center, although the clubs are pending to find an agreement on the price of the transfer. The next few days will undoubtedly be key.