Barcelona loanee confirms desire to return to the club – report


GRANADA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 18: FC Barcelona loanee Eric Garcia looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Granada CF and Girona FC at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on September 18, 2023 in Granada, Spain.
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Barcelona has sent several players on loan with the hopes of positive developments. While players like Clement Lenglet have been sent out for economic reasons, others have been loaned out for sporting ones.

Across La Liga and even into other European leagues, the players from Barça are making their mark across the footballing world.

Loanees in Catalonia

One team in particular that now boasts more than one Barcelona loanee at the moment is Girona. Young midfield talent Pablo Torre and aspiring defender Eric Garcia are both currently plying their trade there.

While Torre continues to struggle for minutes, Eric Garcia is having the best spell of his career. Having played 5 games already for Girona, Eric Garcia is having all the minutes he could want.

Undisputed for Michel, the Spanish center-back has helped the Catalan team be as formidable as they are this season. Currently sitting in second, Girona continues to battle it out with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Desire to return

However, regardless of the great form he is enjoying, Garcia is clear about his future. As highlighted by Spanish outlet SPORT, the player only thinks about returning home to Barça. Contracted to Barcelona until 2026, he had the following to say:

“I came here for a year. I have a contract with Barça, and I will return there. Whatever happens, we’ll see. Whatever has to come, will come.”

Unexpected decision

Originally not expected to leave on loan during the summer, the player explained how it came to be. A sudden decision, but one motivated by the need to improve and get more minutes. Given Barcelona’s new recruits, he understood it would be likely that he would get even fewer chances than before:

“It’s very easy. Until Thursday, I wasn’t going to leave, and on Friday, things changed. There was an idea during that week. I talked to the coach, decided to stay, and on Friday, I left. It’s normal.”

Garcia, alongside Pablo Torre, is set to return in June of 2024 to FC Barcelona. They will be joined by other players on loan such as Sergino Dest, Alex Valle, Estanis Pedrola, Ansu Fati, and a few others.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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