Atlético Madrid and Barcelona interested in Aleix García

Atlético Madrid are targeting Girona midfielder Aleix García, according to AS. The 25-year-old finishes his contract with the Catalan club on 30 June 2023 and is one of Atlético’s targets for the next season.

García plays as a central midfielder and is a regular starter in Michel’s Girona team. He has started all 14 La Liga matches this season, playing a total of 1,248 minutes, and registering three assists. He impressed in his side’s visit to the Cívitas Metropolitano and Atlético would have the chance to sign him on a free transfer next summer.

Barcelona are also reportedly interested in the player. García is aware of the interest coming from Atlético and at the beginning of 2023, he will be free to negotiate with the clubs he wants for next season.

García came through Villarreal’s academy and was signed from there by Manchester City in 2015, where Manuel Pellegrini gave him his first-team debut. He has played on loan with Belgian side Mouscron, for Dinamo Bucharest, and also Segunda side Eibar.

GSFN | Kieran Quaile

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