Ferran Torres is the biggest talent leaving the Valencia academy in ten years. But if the club’s fans looked at the young football player at the beginning of the previous decade and dreamed that someday he would become the new star of the primary team, then in recent years, it has become clear that Torres is being raised for sale.
In the summer of 2020, Ferran Torres was sold to Manchester City for 28 million euros, a reasonably modest sum, given the player’s potential, who has already won twice the European Championship with the youth national team. He is a very talented player, and for those who want to bet on his matches and scores, here is a bonus code available for bet365.
Torres received the 21st number in Manchester, previously worn by countryman and former Valencia leader David Silva. Guardiola saw in the Spaniard, first and foremost, a pure winger who could provide width in attack. Torres played the role of a withdrawn central striker from time to time, thus imitating Sergio Aguero. He has played 36 games for Man City in all competitions and scored 13 goals. However, the Spaniard has hardly appeared on the pitch this year because of high competition and injuries.
Man City offered Barcelona reasonable payment terms.
Barca offers the 21-year-old player to return to his homeland in familiar conditions and become a key player in the new project. At the beginning of the season, the Catalans were unable to give a new contract to Lionel Messi, and now they are ready to pay 55 million euros to City for Torres. Everyone has a logical question: where is the money coming from?
“If they want to leave because they feel they will be happier in another place, they have to go. I am happy for him,” said Pep Guardiola.
The Catalans are ready to sell their players whom Xavi does not see as part of a new project. They are Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Yumtiti, Serginho Dest, Clement Langlet and Ousmane Dembele. Of course, Ferran Torres, like all Barcelona players in the last couple of seasons, will have to go for a pay cut. At City, he earned almost three million euros. Barcelona cannot afford such a waste. The unexpected end of Sergio Aguero’s career will help here, after which the payroll has been unloaded.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Xavi considered two options to strengthen the team – Ferran Torres and Dani Olmo from Leipzig. Both are equally flexible, but the City player is much more effective at the net. In Barcelona, the purchase of Ferran Torres is considered not only a sports investment but also a financial one.