London giants Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Eric Garcia from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Eric Garcia is the subject of interest from Arsenal. The Gunners want to sign the Barcelona defender in the summer transfer window. And the Spanish international might be available for just €15 million.

Eric Garcia was one of the most promising young centre-backs in the Premier League when he left Manchester City. The Spaniard returned to Barcelona in a Bosman move in July 2021, four years after ditching La Masia for the City academy. But the 22-year-old has failed to make his mark thus far at Spotify Camp Nou.

The Spanish international featured fairly regularly in the 2021/22 season but has fallen down the pecking order this term. Garcia has started only ten games thus far this season, with Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo ahead of him. Even Andreas Christensen is higher in Xavi’s preference. So the young centre-back might leave Barcelona in the summer. And the situation has alerted Arsenal.

Arsenal will likely enter the market for a centre-back in the summer transfer window. While William Saliba has become the first-choice central defender for Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal boss wants another option in his squad. The Gunners ideally want to bring in a left-footed centre-back, with Evan Ndicka on their radar. But Arteta might be open to signing Garcia from Barcelona.

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The report claims that the Arsenal boss knows the Spaniard well from his time at Manchester City. And Arteta wants to reunite with the 22-year-old at the Emirates in the summer transfer window. With Rob Holding’s future up in the air, a slot in the defensive department might open up for the Barcelona centre-back.

The Spanish international will not cost a bomb either, with Barcelona likely to demand around €15 million. While Arsenal’s financial issues have disappeared, they will unlikely turn down a potential bargain. And the north Londoners should be open to shelling out €15 million to sign the player from Barcelona.

For now, it seems Barcelona will look to cash in on Eric Garcia in the summer transfer window. And it will be interesting to see if the 22-year-old returns to England by joining Arsenal, where he will reunite with Mikel Arteta.

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