Manchester Metropolis are close to providing striker Ferran Torres to Barcelona in a offer truly worth £55million, and in doing so have built crystal clear why they opted towards signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Metropolis arrived near to signing the Manchester United megastar in the summer season transfer window only for the offer to tumble by.
Torres is close to becoming the most costly signing of Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona revolution.
A offer between Barca and Metropolis is near, and could be signed in several hours.
The hard cash-strapped Catalans will have to offload gamers right before they can formally sign-up the £55m person, but are believed to be eager to get rid of Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Neto.
City’s determination to market Torres is a curious a single, as it leaves them devoid of a recognised central striker, and Torres is highly rated with large likely.
But in accordance to Guillem Balague, Pep Guardiola thinks he has an abundance of players who can enjoy in that situation.
And that is evidently one particular of the good reasons for Metropolis pulling the plug on their deal to sign Ronaldo.
The Premier League champions seemingly experienced every thing in place to indicator the Portuguese ahead from Juventus, before pulling out of the deal.
That, of system, led to an intimate return to Manchester United, with lots of believing the emotion of the return was too substantially for him to say no to.
But as a substitute, it looks Metropolis reported no to the 36-12 months-old thanks to their perception they had a ‘surplus’ of attackers.
That permitted Ronaldo to be part of United in a offer well worth £25m, and the Portuguese ace has scored 13 aims in 19 games since his return.
For Town, they will more-than double their money on a player they only signed last calendar year from Valencia.
Guardiola is stated to have recognized Torres’ ask for to leave, as the youthful Spaniard preferred additional assured video game time.
This time, Torres has been hampered by injuries and has performed just four moments in the Premier League, but has continue to managed to add two goals and an assist.
He is at present sidelined as a result of a fractured foot, but that is not expected to be an problem for his professional medical.
Studies advise Torres could be in Spain on Thursday to put pen to paper on his deal at the Nou Camp.
Xavi is said to have required the younger forward at any time given that his return to Barca, and has at last received his person.
Torres, who charge Town £21m in 2020, will go away obtaining failed to definitely make an effects at the Etihad.