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Eric Garcia 'set for Barcelona move after Ruben Dias joins Manchester City'

Garcia 'set for Barca move after Dias joins City'
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A report claims that Barcelona have been given renewed hope of signing Eric Garcia after Manchester City reached an agreement with Benfica to bring in Ruben Dias.

Barcelona are reportedly hopeful that Ruben Dias's imminent move to Manchester City will free up Eric Garcia to head to Camp Nou.

Benfica announced on Sunday that an agreement is in place with City over the £62m signing of Dias, with Nicolas Otamendi heading the opposite way as part of a separate deal.

The Portugal international's imminent arrival brings an end to Pep Guardiola's long search for a right-sided defender.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, the big-money signing may also persuade City to cash in on fellow centre-back Garcia, who is wanted by former club Barcelona.

The report indicates that City have previously told Barca that will not sell the 19-year-old on the cheap, but that stance may loosen now that a replacement has been brought in.

Garcia started alongside Nathan Ake in Man City's 5-2 home defeat against Leicester City on Sunday.

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