Manchester City are set to hand Eric Garcia a new five-year deal in the ‘coming weeks‘, according to an exclusive report from the Sun.
The 18-year-old central defender has become one of the most promising young talents at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, recently making his Champions League debut for Manchester City in the 4-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday evening.
Following the Spanish international firmly placing himself in Guardiola’s plans at the club, the hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium are set to tie the teenager down to a new bumper contract. That would include a £10,000-a-week wage increase – moving his weekly salary on a par with Phil Foden, reported to be earning £25,000-a-week.
The report claims that both Barcelona and Real Madrid are both interested in Garcia’s signature, and this move would aim to prevent him from making a switch. Eric Garcia’s agent, former Nou Camp legend Carles Puyol, is set to sit down with the club in the ‘coming weeks‘.
The Sun’s exclusive quotes an unnamed Etihad source: “We’re anticipating it going through by the start of the new year. This kid is the real deal. Pep and his staff know it. He’s such a student of the game and old beyond his young years.
The club are looking to box him off for the long-term. He’s known to be one of the best at his age.”
Eric Garcia has seen a meteoric rise in his career at Manchester City, since leaving Barcelona’s youth set-up. The 18-year-old has made eight senior appearances, providing one assist in the process.
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