Barça boss Koeman understands club's financial limits after Garcia no-go

The Dutchman says he's not upset at a failure to bring in the Man City defender

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman assured he's not annoyed or worried after learning the club won't be able to sign Manchester City's Eric Garcia this month.

The former La Masia defender wants to come back to Barça and is out of contract in the summer but won't arrive on a cut price deal this month.

A transfer had been worked on but the delays to the presidential election this month means there will be no time to get a deal over the line and the three candidates for the presidency vetoed a possible signing on financial grounds.

"I have heard I am annoyed, unhappy, worried," Koeman said in a press conference on Saturday. "But I can say I am fine. I am happy. I know perfectly well the financial limits at the club.

"And if it's not possible to sign, it's not possible. We continue with what we have."

Interim president Carles Tusquets put the signing to the three candidates (Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa) on Friday but they reached an agreement not to spend cash this month when the player's available for free in June.




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