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Reds agree Barca deal
by Francisco Acedo -  Last Updated 12 Aug 2004

http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.asp?hlid=219332&cpid=8&CLID=178&lid=&title=Reds+agree+Barca+deal

Liverpool are believed to have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona winger Luis Garcia, according to reports emanating from Spain.

Spanish radio claims Barcelona have agreed to the sale of the Spanish international after signing Samuel Eto'o from Real Mallorca.

Liverpool were initially thought to be keen on taking Garcia on loan for the whole of next season, but reports claim they have agreed a €9 million (£6 million) deal for the wide man.

Garcia's first team chances seem limited for the new season as Barca have been busy in the transfer market bringing in the likes of Deco and Ludovic Giuly at Camp Nou.

The 26-year-old did not train with Barcelona on Thursday and it is believed that the move could be announced as soon as Friday.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is a big fan of the midfielder and is keen to bolster his options having lost Vladimir Smicer to injury and Danny Murphy to Charlton.

Garcia, who is predominantly a left-sided midfielder, can play in a variety of positions and would add options to Benitez's team.

Benitez tried to sign Garcia when he was in charge of Valencia, but it appears he has finally got his man and he will become his second signing from Spain following the capture of Josemi from Malaga.

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Can he play on the right?
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Left/Right/behind the strikers bit of a multi prurpose player.

A decent enough signing and one that will give us more options than we currently have.

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Is this a proper confirmation - we have really signed the guy?  ???
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cheers fred.

some more info...


Player Profile -  Luis Garc?a
 Luis Garc?a
Details
Name    Luis Garc?a
Club   Barcelona
DOB   6 Feb 1981
Transfer history
From   To   Date   Fee
Real Valladolid   Atl?tico de Madrid   27 Jun 02    
Atl?tico de Madrid   Barcelona   30 Jun 03   Undisclosed Amount

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He likes a transfer, doesen't he?  ;D

This'll be his third move in two years and two months, and he's still only 23...
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Hell I could sign for 2000 quid a month and we'd have more options than we currently have, I've played right mid a couple of times and I am also unfit and pretty crap too :)
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Red Dawn - it's being reported as a confirmed deal in Spain...

what that means is anyones guess, but I'd imagine there's still a medical etc to do.

You know what those Spainards are like :-* (sorry Rafa)
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DOB   6 Feb 1981

Is he 23 like it says here, or is he 26 like it says in the first report?

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Left/Right/behind the strikers bit of a multi prurpose player.

A decent enough signing and one that will give us more options than we currently have.

If he can play in all those positions then it sounds like a good buy. I still believe we need another attacking midfielder, but one more could also be enough.

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2004, 04:09:52 pm »
Hope this doesn't stop a move for SWP. Garcia could just put a rocket up Harry's arse ;)
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2004, 04:12:02 pm »



If he can play in all those positions then it sounds like a good buy. I still believe we need another attacking midfielder, but one more could also be enough.

26, he was born in 78

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2004, 04:15:30 pm »
stats I'm finding say he was born in Feb 81  :boxhead
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2004, 04:20:54 pm »
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/headlinenews?id=298131&cc=5739

This is a report from April this year which refers to him as 25 and in "outstanding form"

guess he is 26 now then
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2004, 04:21:39 pm »
...and probably in shite form   ;D

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2004, 04:22:51 pm »
From fcbarcelona.com (and they should know...)

Luis Javier García Sanz
Badalona (Barcelona - Spain)
24 June 1978
177 cm
67 kg

Left-sided player, though he can play behind the main striker.

Fast, direct, skilful, scores goals, likes to take on defenders and go past them. Good ball skills, good dribbling skills, and gets into good positions to create danger and help teammates.

In front of goals he's sharp and takes his chances. Always gets his shots on target on all surfaces. Works hard for the team.

Biography


Luis came up through the FC Barcelona youth teams but has had a tough path back to the Club. After two seasons with the reserves, 1997-98 and 1998-99, he was transferred with a buy-back clause to Valladolid who loaned him on to Toledo, then in Second A. There followed another deal (2000-01) to Tenerife, where he made a vital contribution to their promotion campaign, playing 40 games and scoring 16 goals. Returning to Valladolid he played 27 games and scored 8 goals.

In the summer of 2002 he returned to FC Barcelona who sold him to Atlético de Madrid, but again with a buy-back option. He played 25 games, 22 of them in the starting line-up, totalling 1.523 minutes and 6 goals.

After his fine season with Atlético de Madrid, the Club decided to exercise the buy-back clause.



So there you go. Not sure what we'll do with him if we do buy him, but at least we know his age.

Unless he's been lying to his employers.
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2004, 04:23:32 pm »
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Benitez tried to sign Garcia when he was in charge of Valencia

Cisse, Eto'o, Diouf, Alonso, Garcia

Bloody hell, Rafa didn't half try to buy a few sofas at Valencia did he?
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2004, 04:24:56 pm »
We still need a right sided midfielder (and nobody had ever again better mention the over-rated pony that is SWP)
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2004, 04:31:02 pm »
Does this mean Garcia on the left and Kewell on the right again?

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2004, 04:32:45 pm »
Does this mean Garcia on the left and Kewell on the right again?

No Garcia on the right and Kewell on the left.

He's been Barca's top scorer in pre-season apparently.

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2004, 04:35:39 pm »
Cheers Cardie- damn this preseason gets more and more exciting!

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2004, 04:35:42 pm »
Hope all these players signed from the Spanish league for the Spanish manager are going to work out better than the French league players did for the French manager :-\

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2004, 04:38:43 pm »
Apparently Garcia had a 9 million Euro's release clause in his contract (Spanish law that all players must have a release clause) so if Barca wanted to keep him they couldn't.

http://www.cadenaser.com/articulo.html?xref=20040812csrcsrdep_5&type=Tes

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2004, 04:39:28 pm »
When he played at Tenerife the manager was a certain............................................Raffa Benitez!
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2004, 04:41:56 pm »
Nothing on their website yet..........

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2004, 04:46:13 pm »


No Garcia on the right and Kewell on the left.

He's been Barca's top scorer in pre-season apparently.

Pardon my ignorance but is he right footed but just plays on the left like Pires?
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2004, 04:46:32 pm »
Or on Marca or "AS" or "Sport"

However they will be presenting Eto'o tonight so maybe they're just balancing the books.
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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2004, 04:46:45 pm »
When he played at Tenerife the manager was a certain............................................Raffa Benitez!

and 40 appearances with 16 goals.....wonderful  ;D

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2004, 04:49:30 pm »
Saw him play on the left a few times... Looked class. Just hoping he can do the same on the right for us - as he is a genuine winger.

How much is 9million Euros? Im Australian  :-[

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2004, 04:52:19 pm »
totalling 1.523 minutes and 6 goals.


extrapolating that figures means he'll be top scorer with 2,246 goals in his first season.  :o

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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2004, 04:52:36 pm »
Saw him play on the left a few times... Looked class. Just hoping he can do the same on the right for us - as he is a genuine winger.

How much is 9million Euros? Im Australian :-[


£6 million.
Isn't he a left winger. We still need someone on the right.

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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2004, 04:52:58 pm »
...except that he no longer exists  on fcbarcelona.com

wiped from history

number 21, number 23 .....

He's still on there - but that doesn't mean anything, they could just be lame at updating their website...

http://www.fcbarcelona.com/cat/jugadores/futbol/biografia_22.shtml
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« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2004, 04:53:59 pm »
15 Million bucks mate

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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2004, 04:54:17 pm »
about 6.2-6.3 million based on a very rough 0.71.

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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2004, 04:54:47 pm »
Saw him play on the left a few times... Looked class. Just hoping he can do the same on the right for us - as he is a genuine winger.

How much is 9million Euros? Im Australian  :-[
it's 1.47 to the pound, call it 6 million squid. Wright-Phillips would've cost a fair bit more

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« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2004, 04:57:25 pm »

Isn't he a left winger. We still need someone on the right.

Froma Barca fan

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He's a real hard worker, running like crazy, defensively as well as offensively. He's not spectacular physically or skillwise, his main asset is that he always knows what the right thing to do is, pass, shoot, dribble; he knows it.

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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2004, 04:59:09 pm »
Wow! After seeing him play on the left last season 6mill looks a bargain - especially compared with SWP! Fingers crossed he can do it on the right for us!

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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2004, 04:59:46 pm »
Hope all these players signed from the Spanish league for the Spanish manager are going to work out better than the French league players did for the French manager :-\

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understand concerns
however
the spanish league is surely of better quality than the french ?
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Re: Confirmed in Spain - we have signed Luis Garcia from Barca - with Source
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2004, 04:59:52 pm »
1.45  ish euros to the pound so by my crabby maths thats........£6.2M

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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2004, 05:02:47 pm »


Froma Barca fan


When asked if he was a left winger

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  No, we converted him to play on the right last season.


Wow! After seeing him play on the left last season 6mill looks a bargain - especially compared with SWP! Fingers crossed he can do it on the right for us!


There seems to be conflicting reports on his position.