Pep Guardiola expects Garcia set for Man City exit

Pep Guardiola expects Garcia set for Man City exit

Manchester City boos Pep Guardiola said he expects defender Eric Garcia to leave the club by end of the season.

Garcia is in the final year of his contract with the EPL side and has been linked with a switch back to his boyhood club Barcelona.

Injuries and illness have limited the 20-year-old to just eight appearances in all competitions this season but he was handed a rare start in Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup.

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“We will see what happens at the end of the transfer window,” Guardiola told reporters. “I don’t think he will sign a new contract.

“I am pretty sure he is going to leave at the end of the season and now, in this transfer window, it will depend on the (other) clubs.”

Man City are currently second in the league table with 38 points, just two points behind behind Manchester United but with a game in hand. They are bound to face West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.