Ferran Torres still has until June 30, 2025, before his contract with Manchester City expires but the Spanish right-winger would not have to wait that long to exit the club.
Ferran Torres’ exit from the Premier League club is so near that it might be in the forthcoming January transfer window as FC Barcelona and Manchester City have agreed on a deal worth £55 million for the services of the 21-year-old winger.
Recall that Ferran Torres joined Manchester City on August 4, 2020, from Valencia on a transfer fee worth just €28 million.
Since then, the Spain international has played 43 times for Manchester City in which he scored 16 goals and provided 4 assists in all competitions.
So far this season, Torres who has made 22 appearances for Spain’s national team in which he scored 12 goals, has managed to make 7 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City in which he scored 3 goals and provided an assist.
His game time under his countryman, coach Pep Guardiola, dropped drastically due to the fractured foot he has been battling in most parts of the season.
Despite that, the new coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez is very interested in bringing Ferran Torres back to Spain in a long-term deal.
Initially, FC Barcelona made two offers worth €45 million and €50 million respectively to Manchester City for the services of Torres but the Premier League club turned them down. City reportedly wanted nothing less than €70 million for his services.
After a series of negotiations, Manchester City agreed to collect an initial payment worth £46.7 million from FC Barcelona. The Spanish side is expected to pay an additional £8.5 million in add-ons.
This means that Manchester City will make at least £55 million on the sales of Ferran Torres to FC Barcelona. When the £20 million City paid to Valencia for the services of Torres in 2020 is deducted from the amount Barca are expected to pay for his services, City will make a profit worth over £30 million.
However, a Spanish football expert, Alvaro Montero, revealed that FC Barcelona that are battling a financial crisis has reached an agreement with Manchester City to pay Torres’ transfer fee in installment.
Barcelona could pay the transfer fee in two to three years and most of the funds will be paid from the loan the club got from Goldman Sachs according to the football expert.
To further comply with the Spanish La Liga financial fair play, Barca could sell two or three players due to the potential arrival of Ferran Torres.
Barcelona are preparing paperworks and contracts to announce the signing of Ferrán Torres. Official statement in place, now working on protocols for Ferrán to travel. 🤝🇪🇸 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 23, 2021
Five year deal ready for the winger.
€55m + €10m to Man City.
Xavi was key as he only wanted Ferrán. pic.twitter.com/NBm73PsbVu