Garcia joined Everton from Fulham as a 14-year-old in 2017. Described
as skilful and pacy, the London-born striker is eligible to play for
England or Spain and also speaks fluent Spanish.
It would be a couple of years before he started to appear in Everton
Academy's Under-18s side, and that was only briefly, presumably due to
injuries; he played in only a couple of games during the 2018-19 season.
Garcia needed extensive rehabilitation following an anterior cruciate
ligament injury in his knee and would not see any action to speak of in
the 2019-20 season, but that didn't dampen his enthusiastic anticipation
for his future at Everton. When he reached the age of 17 in October
2019, he signed his first professional contract with Everton, that is
set to run through June 2022.
“Signing a first pro contract is a huge thing and hopefully it will
be the start of something big,” he told evertonfc.com.
“I've had so much help since I've joined Everton, from my teammates,
my coaches and the staff. The people at Everton are very nice and very
kind. The transition has been easy. It is a great club to be at, with a
“Getting the injury was a blow but the aim is to get back for
pre-season [in 2020] and be stronger and fitter that I was. I'm in the
gym every day and working hard.”
But it was yet another largely wasted season for the young Garcia,
mostly spent in recovery until he did start making some appearances for
the Under-18s in the Spring of 2021, and coming on as a sub in just one
of the 24 PL2 games that season. Although he did play a bigger role in
the FA Youth Cup, with some brilliant sub appearances, Everton getting
to the 6th Round before falling to West Brom.
After coming on as a sub in a handful of U23 games at the beginning
of the 2021-22 season, Garcia got his first start when the U21s traveled
to Carlisle Utd in the EFL Trophy, wearing the No 45 shirt.
He would go on to make a handful of U23 appearances, scoring a couple of
impressive goals. But his lack of games overall would be telling, and as
the season came to an end, Garcia was released when his contract
expired, having never played for the Everton first team.
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