Eric Garcia offered to Juventus

Juventus will reportedly have the chance to sign 22-year-old Barcelona defender Eric Garcia in the summer transfer window.

According to reputed Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, intermediaries have offered Juventus the chance to sign Eric Garcia. The 22-year-old faces an uncertain future at Spotify Camp Nou. And the Barcelona defender might have the opportunity to resurrect his career in Italy in the 2023/24 season.

Eric Garcia left many dismayed when he ended his first spell with Barcelona, leaving as a promising 16-year-old to join Manchester City. The Spanish international departed from the Catalan club to seek regular game time at the Etihad. But while Pep Guardiola handed him many opportunities, he was not content at Manchester City.

So Garcia left the Premier League champions as a free agent two years ago to return to Barcelona. But the 22-year-old has not been a resounding success in his second spell with the Blaugrana. And his second season was disastrous as he barely made any starts for Barcelona and fell in the pecking order after the arrival of Andreas Christensen and Jules Kounde.

The Spaniard, who has 19 caps for his national side, started only 18 games across all competitions while failing to amass 2,000 minutes of game time. So Garcia’s Barcelona future is uncertain, with a few clubs already showing interest in securing his services. And while recent reports suggested Barcelona intended to count on him in the 2023/24 season, intermediaries have offered him to Juventus.

2023/24 will be a transitional season for Juventus as they look to shrug off the controversies while attempting to return to the UEFA Champions League. And the Bianconeri will scour the market for cost-effective solutions to bolster all departments in the squad. One such area might be the defensive unit.

Recent reports have linked Leonardo Bonucci with a summer departure, with Newcastle United interested. And Garcia can potentially fill the veteran Italian defender’s void at the Allianz Stadium. In addition, Juventus will have the opportunity to sign another Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet.

But investing in Eric Garcia will be more sensible, as the 22-year-old has a higher ceiling. And despite his struggles at FC Barcelona, the 19-cap Spanish international will fancy his chances of resurrecting his stuttering career in Serie A.

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