Ferran Torres is currently sidelined with a foot injury, but the 21-year-old has impressed since joining Manchester City from Valencia in 2020. He’s gone on to make 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring 16 goals with four assists and has solved Pep Guardiola’s striker crisis while shining for the Spain national team – 12 goals from 22 games.
His form in the last 12 months has led to Barcelona paying attention and Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness) say the Catalan giants’ new manager Xavi wants to bring Torres to the Camp Nou. The 21-year-old appears happy in Manchester and has four years remaining on his deal, so Barca might be barking up the wrong tree.
City paid €23m (£19.7m) for Torres last year, but CIES Football Observatory believes he’s now worth in excess of €120m (£102.7m). The Spanish international earns £46k-per-week/£2.4m-a-year, so Barca might have to pay around £112.3m to sign him and match his existing contract. The Catalans have over £1bn in debt, so it’s hard to see them having a genuine interest.
Guardiola isn’t likely to let Torres leave either as he’s been a regular when fit, so Mundo Deportivo’s story may not have a lot of truth to it.