January 25, 2022

Mercato – Agreement between Man City and Barça for the arrival of Ferran Torres this winter

Barça holds its first recruit of the winter. According to information from the English (Sky Sports), Spanish (Cadena SER) media and specialist journalists, Fabrizio Romano among others, the Catalan club have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Ferran Torres. The versatile striker, Spanish international, will land in January and return to La Liga a year and a half after leaving Valencia.

Currently in great difficulty economically after the disastrous Bartomeu management, Barça will pay the sum of 55 million euros, plus 10 as a bonus, to recover the 21-year-old. It had been bought 23 million euros, plus bonus, in Valencia by the English club in August 2020. His training club should, him, recover 10% of the fixed sale.

To make such a purchase, when everything indicated that he was not in the capacity to do so, Barça saw a loan request be accepted by a bank. Torres, who can occupy all positions in attack, will strengthen an impoverished attacking sector after the departure of Lionel Messi, the forced retirement of Sergio Aguero and the physical problems of Ansu Fati. This season, FCB have scored 29 La Liga goals, making him the fourth best attack. But in the Champions League, offensive deficiencies have cost, among other things, premature elimination.

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Ferran wanted to play, Barça needed him

Why is Ferran Torres already leaving City, while others have taken their troubles patiently? Mainly because of his playing time. Used only four times by Pep Guardiola this season before his foot injury, the former VCF player wanted to be more important in the Cityzens’ attack, a role that his coach could not offer him who must deal with a choice rich.

Very confident in himself, the striker also wanted to be a project leader. This is what he asked Valencia when he wanted to extend his contract two years ago. Except that Valence was not able to give him this role, nor the salary that goes with it, nor the captain’s armband. In selection, Luis Enrique has, him, made the bet to put it holder.

This transfer is the first big blow from Mateu Alemany, the sporting director in charge of the first team at FC Barcelona. It was the Mallorcan who allowed Ferran to join the Valencia A team under the Marcelino era in January 2019, before tackling the issue of his extension. Something he never finished after being sidelined by Peter Lim, the owner of the Spanish club in the fall of 2019.

Besides Alemany, the Manchester City board (Txiki Begiristain, Ferra Soriano) is none other than the former Barça board under the Joan Laporta I era, a detail that allowed for fluid and fast negotiations. This transfer, in the end, it arranges all the parts.

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