Barcelona “Agree Deal” For Manchester City Winger

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Manchester City have agreed a deal to sell versatile winger and forward Ferran Torres to Barcelona.

According to BBC, Barcelona have agreed to pay a fee of £46.7 million – or 55 million euros – with a further £8.5 million in add-ons for the 21-year-old Spain international.

Barcelona found themselves in financial trouble this year, with Lionel Messi having to leave the club due to their monetary issues. However, the Catalan club will be able to fund the deal thanks to a recent bank loan.

There is one condition, though, as Barca will not be able to register Torres as a squad member unless they sell some players in order to comply with La Liga financial fair play regulations.

It’s understood that Torres, who has made 43 appearances and scored 16 goals for Manchester City since joining from Valencia in August 2020, has also agreed to the transfer.

Torres reportedly told manager Pep Guardiola he wanted to leave in order to secure more regular first-team football after an impressive Euro 2020 campaign, and City have an abundant of attacking players, despite seeking an outright striker after Sergio Aguero left the club in the summer.

Barcelona have told Torres he will be the star of the side and believe he will become one of Spain’s best players in the next decade alongside teenager Ansu Fati.

In recent months, Barcelona have saw three strikers bid farewell to the club with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann going on to pastures new, while new signing Sergio Aguero unfortunately had to retire upon medical advice.

Meanwhile, Torres faces much stiffer competition at the Etihad with Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus to name a few making their presence felt.

While Torres is predominantly viewed as a winger, the youngster has played as an out and out striker for Manchester City and Spain alike.

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