Xavi Hernández is unbeaten around the bush and openly acknowledged that if Eric Garcia can play today against Barça it will be because his loan was closed at the last moment and there is no time to put the fear clause in the contract. The Barça coach defended the introduction of this clause in loans. “They look good to me. Our player cannot resist us. See what happened the other day at Atlético with João Félix. I wear it with everything. So does Eric. I’m sure he will be more motivated to show his level,” he said.
Pablo Torre has it. The Cantabrian midfielder, who also plays for Girona on loan from Barça, however, has the aforementioned clause and will not be able to participate this Sunday in Lluís Company despite the fact that he is going through a good chance to play and miss. by Yangel Herrera This could open the doors of ownership against Barça, a club where he has a contract until 2026.
But the amount that the Barça club has put in his loan contract makes it impossible for Girona to consider the option of paying it to get the player. It is, exactly, 300,000 euros to play a game. A completely unattainable number for Girona, who have alternatives in the squad to compensate for the loss of a player who is not a starter in Míchel’s team.
This is the same amount that Barça included in Abde’s loan contract last season at Osasuna and the same amount that Eric Garcia would have had if the operation had not been carried out at the limit.