Report: Manchester City eye Barcelona youngster Eric Garcia

Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
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A report claims that Barcelona are fearful of losing 16-year-old centre-back Eric Garcia to Manchester City in this summer's transfer window.

Barcelona are reportedly fearful of losing 16-year-old centre-back Eric Garcia to Manchester City.

Garcia is understood to have informed Barcelona that he will not be signing a professional contract with the Spanish giants, which has alerted a number of European clubs.

According to Goal, Man City lead the list of interested teams, with head coach Pep Guardiola confident of winning the race for a player that is regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in the La Masia academy.

Man City, who are said to have offered Garcia a three-year contract, are currently unable to sign academy players from other English clubs due to a transfer ban, but are free to discuss terms with youngsters abroad.

Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin are among those to have left Barcelona at a young age to move to the Premier League.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona in action during his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
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