Real trigger buy-back to sign Fran Garcia…’I’ll be with you until 27′
“Garcia, a product of our youth academy, joins the club after three years at Rayo Vallecano, where he established himself as one of the best defenders in Spanish La Liga. Garcia was the player with the most minutes in the league last season (3,408),” said the official statement.
In the 2022-23 season, Real missed out on the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions League (UCL). Veterans such as Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos, as well as rising stars such as Vinicius Junior, Rodriguez, and Federico Valverde, struggled.
Change was needed. Real parted ways with Karim Benzema at the end of the season. Reinforcements are expected across all positions. Jude Bellingham, who has played for Dortmund and England, is considered the next world-class player.
Then there’s Garcia. After coming through the ranks of Real’s youth system, Garcia was promising but struggled to break into the first team in Castilla, eventually leaving the club in the summer of 2021 for a €2.8 million transfer to join Bayekano.
A promising left-back, Garcia quickly established himself in the starting lineup at Rayo. In the 2020-21 season, he played a key role in their promotion from La Liga 2 (second division) after a promotion playoff. The same was true in La Liga. Garcia was consistently on the pitch with no lingering injuries. He was trusted enough to play over 3,000 minutes in two consecutive seasons. 안전놀이터
His toes, already a strength, have gotten sharper. Last season, Garcia recorded five offensive points (two goals and three assists) in 38 league games, despite the limitations of playing on the flanks. His incisive crosses and active participation in the attack were particularly well-received.
Now, Garcia is back at Real. According to Fabrizio Romano, who is familiar with the transfer market, Real have triggered a buy-back clause worth €5 million. Garcia will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu until June 2027.