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Medical today: Barcelona expected to re-sign former defender today

It was expected by many that Barcelona would re-sign a former centre back this month, but this is a bit of an odd one.

Sport have confirmed that a centre back will be having a medical today ahead of re-joining the club, but it will be Roger Riera rather than the expected Eric Garcia transfer.

Riera was a captain at youth level for Barcelona but he ended up leaving the club to sign for Nottingham Forrest in 2014. Since then he’s had spells with the B teams of Celta Vigo and Villarreal, while his main senior experience came with NAC Breda in Holland.

The report confirms that it’s always been his dream to return to Barca so clearly he jumped at the move, but it is expected that he’ll be registered with the B team until the end of the season.

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He is 25 so he’s not at a point where he can be seen as a prospect anymore, but it’s also suggested that Barca tried to bring him back in the summer so it’s been in the works for a while.

Barca also have a serious defensive crisis in the first team so he could be another injury or two away from actually making an appearance, but it doesn’t sound like we should expect to see him with the senior squad unless there is a disaster.

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16 Comments

  1. Chadi N mahfoud says:

    I love Barcelona

    1. Anang lawrence says:

      Mee too

  2. Saifullahi tijjani says:

    Yes

  3. Ubayakub says:

    I love F.dejong requi puig,pedri and coutinho

    1. Miebaka Precious says:

      They’re the best
      I wish them the very best of luck this season

  4. abubakar abba mohammed says:

    i love bacelona

    1. usman a ahmed says:

      please barca we need to buy a good player which is Eric Garcia and depy memphis and haland

  5. lawal Muhammad tela says:

    sign Eric Garcia

  6. usman idris says:

    it’s wise not to sign anyone until the summer widow considering the bunch of talented youth available. lets give them chance.

  7. Hafiz Mohammed Idris says:

    I love Barcelona

  8. shamsudeen USMAN anfani says:

    Sing strk and defender barca

  9. Ayowole Kosoko-Joaquim says:

    Am Barcelona fan, I will never live the Club, Because i join Barcelona 1992. I want Barcelona to sign Haaland, Garci, Naymar

  10. NATHAN DAUDA says:

    I barca

  11. David says:

    Complete flaw in Barcelona right now

  12. S. Ishmael Da'Silva Ali Sherif says:

    We the fans of Barcelona are worring about the the transfer news. January 31st is near, and Barcelona have not yet complete any signing. I am worry.

  13. Lawal Muhammad Tela says:

    selling Suarez was resented by many,sign another top nine to fill the gap,to also avoid any embrassment,like lautaro Martinez etc.

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