Barcelona continues to show an interest in Manchester City and Spain attacker Ferran Torres but a deal could be difficult to sign with the club’s dire financial situation. The club is in the market for an attacker this January and they have identified the former Valencia prodigy as a target. With the 21-year-old struggling for game time in Manchester City, Barcelona wants to pick him and whisk him back to Spain. Xavi is looking for a right-sided attacker that offers more penetration and verticality than their current ball-hogging options. Ousmane Dembele’s injury issues and contract situation means they have to look for an attacker.
Barcelona has confirmed they are working on signing Ferran Torres who is 18 months into his lengthy 5-year contract at City. They have admitted that they cannot sign anybody in January without selling current players so that remains to be seen. Barcelona vice-president Rafael Yuste confirmed their interest in Torres, as well as a visit to City Football Academy by Barcelona CEO Ferran Reverter and Sporting Director Mateu Alemany.
When Xavi was quizzed on the matter, he replies, “It’s not the right time to talk about signings. Not right after the game, which will give us a great boost of morale.”
If Barcelona wants to sign the attacker who has already reached double digits for international goals with Spain, then they’ll have to cough up more than the 20 million Euros the citizens paid Valencia for him. They’ll also have to convince their dear Pep Guardiola to let him go.
By the way, congrats to Barcelona for the Ballon d’Or Award. Lionel Messi picked up the coveted prize while Pedri picked up the Kopa trophy for best U-21 player. Also, Barcelona Femeni midfielder Alexia Putellas won the award for the best female footballer.