PSG Mercato: New Barcelona Defender Eric Garcia Turned Down Late Interest from Paris

Eric Garcia officially made his return to Barcelona this past week. The now-former Manchester City defender signed off on a multi-year deal with Barca as a free agent.

Garcia had a multitude of clubs interested in signing him over the past weeks, especially as he was eligible to leave Manchester City as a free transfer.

Among those clubs that made a late pursuit for Garcia was Paris Saint-Germain, as noted by the Spanish-based outlet Mundo Deportivo (via Foot Mercato). PSG aimed to bolster its backline depth and viewed Garcia as a potential key defensive addition.

In the end, Garcia declined PSG’s interest for a possible free transfer move as he elected to stay firm on a return to Barca.

For now, it will be noteworthy to see whether PSG continues to scour the transfer market in search of defensive depth, especially after a season in which multiple center-backs missed time due to injury.

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