According to reports originating from Marca, Barcelona are 'modifying the amounts' offered to their prime target Eric Garcia ahead of his move from Manchester City this summer.

Before even talking about these discussions it's key to point out a big difference in negotiations - Joan Laporta has now officially taken over the reigns from Josep Bartomeu as president of the Spanish giants.

It was Bartomeu who had the initial discussions which convinced Eric Garcia not to sign a new contract at Manchester City and move back to his boyhood club. Difficulties in agreeing a fee last summer has meant the Spaniard is set to move this summer, now on a free transfer.

Now, with Joan Laporta coming in, Sport Witness have relayed a report which suggests Barcelona are 'modifying the amounts' offered to Garcia in his contract. This means the player will be paid less than previously offered and has to now 'study' the proposal before making a decision.

Further reports by Spanish journalist Gerard Romero says Eric Garcia - if he wants to join Barcelona - will have to accept the new proposal which is in fact half what was originally agreed.

With it just taken for fact that Eric Garcia's next destination is Barcelona at the end of the campaign, this news may peak the interest of other sides which can give the young defender a better option. 

This article first appeared on FanNation City Xtra and was syndicated with permission.

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