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Barcelona launch a surprise bid for highly-rated Manchester City star this summer

- Eric Garcia is ready to walk away from his contract with Man City this summer

- The 19-year-old Spaniard has one more year left on his current deal with the Premier League side

- The Catalans are hoping to bring their academy graduate back to the Camp Nou

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Barcelona are reportedly planning to launch a £14 million bid for want-away Manchester City starlet Eric Garcia this summer.

The 19-year-old defender was said to have told his manager Pep Guardiola he is not interested in extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Stats reveal the teenager has just one year left on his current deal with the former Premier League champions having joined them from Barca youth team three years back.

SunSport claims the Citizens are torn in between cashing in on him now or allow him to walk away for free next summer.

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City chiefs are said to have slapped a £20 million initial price tag on the defender, with a further £10m in add-ons, to consider selling him.

Eric Garcia: Barcelona to launch £14m bid for Man City youngster this summer

Eric Garcia in action against Arsenal's Aubameyang is last month's FA Cup clash - Getty Images
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Meanwhile, they will be happy to see him remain at the club until his deal runs out next year having failed to sign an extension.

The Catalans are hoping to bring their product back to the club the City will not entertain the offer they submitted earlier.

Garcia's quest to part ways with the Etihad Stadium outfit could see City retain both John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi who were on their way out of the club this summer.

But the arrival of Nathan Ake could help Guardiola resolve the lingering problems in the backline come next season.

The Dutchman joined the Citizens from Bournemouth in a deal around £41 million this month.

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Meanwhile, Guardiola's men reached the quarterfinal of the Champions League after beating Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Italian league giants Lazio have jumped in the race to sign Manchester City legend David Silva this summer.

The Spanish midfielder's deal with the Premier League outfit expires at the end of this month having spent a decade with them. During his ten year reign at the Etihad Stadium, the 34-year-old won 13 major titles including four Premier Leagues.

He was part of the City squad that won the English topflight back-to-back under Pep Guardiola before relinquishing the silverware to Liverpool in their third attempt.

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