Garcia is said to have reached an agreement to rejoin the club he left as a teenager in 2017. The central defender’s contract is up this summer, and he has agreed to leave the club.
Garcia was one of La Masia’s brightest prospects, but he was unable to break into the senior team and moved to Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola.
Garcia has only made two Premier League appearances this season, with none since October, after a breakout season in 2019/20. This season, he’s been unable to sever the relationship between the resurgent John Stones and summer signing Ruben Dias.
The 20-year-old was unable to reach an agreement with City on a contract extension and, like Jadon Sancho, left on a free transfer against Guardiola’s wishes in search of more first-team action.
The center-back is returning to the club where he started his professional career, which is now bankrupt.
Unless the club experiences a summer exodus of defenders, he will face tough competition from the likes of Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, and Gerrard Pique to play regularly for the club where he started his career.
Garcia would undoubtedly play a key role in Barcelona’s recovery effort, regardless of the outcome. For business, he’ll bring an aging squad and a financially troubled club. Despite having previously failed to cut, the Spaniard could not pass up the opportunity to return home, as reported. For both Barcelona and Garcia, the transfer is a positive step forward.