FC Barcelona – La Liga Elections now in March
Barcelona’s acting president, Carles Tusquets, offered the three top presidential candidates the chance to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia in a recent meeting.
Tusquets met with the three men – Victor Font, Joan Laporta and Toni Freixa – who will contest the rearranged presidential elections in March.
The elections were initially meant to be held on January 24 but, because of coronavirus rules in Catalonia, they had to be postponed.
That means there will be no fixed president in place before the end of the transfer window, scuppering moves to sign players in January.
Eric Garcia is thought to be the club’s main target this month because of his low price tag and contract situation.
The young defender has just six months left to run on his Manchester City deal and is now likely to move to the Camp Nou in the summer.
This is especially the case after Laporta and Freixa rejected the opportunity to sign Garcia for a total of eight million euros in this meeting with Tusquets.
Font supported Tusquets‘ offer of signing the centre-back for four million euros in transfer fees and four million euros in add-ons. However, seeing as not all three candidates were in agreement, the move couldn’t go any further.
Barcelona‘s lack of a president and lack of funds will see them go without signing any new players in January, with Ronald Koeman having to make do with what he’s already got.
“If it’s not possible to sign players, it’s not possible. We’ll carry on with what we have,” the Barcelona boss said on Saturday.