Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona ready to sell 22-year-old Arteta wants
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Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona ready to sell 22-year-old Arteta wants

Arsenal have received a boost if they do want to sign Eric Garcia during the January transfer window, with Sport in Spain now reporting that Barcelona are now willing to listen to offers for the centre-back.

Garcia has been linked with the Gunners in recent times. Of course, Mikel Arteta has already brought in a couple of players he knows from his time at Manchester City.

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So it may not be out of the question for Arsenal to be admirers – despite their strength at centre-back. But it did seem that a move would be out of the question.

Barcelona now willing to sell Arsenal target Eric Garcia

Reports from Sport this week claimed that Garcia wanted to stay at Camp Nou. In fact, it was suggested that nothing was further from his mind than the possibility of moving amid interest from Arsenal.

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However, it seems that something has now changed.

According to the latest from Sport, Barca are open to selling Garcia. And Garcia is also ready to listen to offers that come in for him this month.

Barcelona see selling Garcia as a way to raise some funds to help them comply with the financial regulations. So there may be scope for a club to sign the 22-year-old.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal make a bid in the remaining weeks of the January window. A centre-back does not need to be a priority for Mikel Arteta.

But Garcia has been described as an ‘extraordinary‘ player by his manager Xavi. And he is still a youngster. There is room for huge improvement in the coming years. FBRef meanwhile, has suggested that Garcia is similar to William Saliba.

Arsenal may be reluctant to use much of their budget on the Spaniard. But if Barcelona are ready to let him go, perhaps there may be scope for a really smart piece of business.

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