Barcelona are reportedly ‘furious’ with former club captain Carles Puyol after Eric Garcia, a player from his agency, agreed to leave the club’s academy for Manchester City.
Puyol has set up an agency with former Espanyol player Ivan de la Pena, and the duo were instrumental in the deal that took Marc Bartra from the Catalans to Borussia Dortmund.
Now Garcia, a 16-year-old defender who is considered to be one of the brightest talents at the club, has decided to move to England and continue his development at the Etihad Campus.
The Independent are reporting that Barca bosses are upset that the man they thought would one day return to the club is now seemingly working against their best interests.
The situation could become more heated as another one of Puyol’s clients, Carles Alena, has this week been linked with a move to Tottenham, though the club are confident that Alena will sign a new contract.
Many ‘La Masia’ graduates have been known to move on due to a lack of first-team opportunities and forge respectable careers, including Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Mauro Icardi.