British television channels, BBC, and SKY announced, on Wednesday, that Barcelona had reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Spanish striker Ferran Torres for 55 million euros ($62 million).
Torres, 21, joined City in August 2020 from Valencia for €20 million. In the 2020-2021 season, in his first appearance with the Manchester City team, Ferran scored 16 goals in 43 matches, participated in winning the English Premier League and reaching the Champions League final.
However, the striker’s performance this season is much less, and for two months the attacking midfielder has been off the field due to a broken foot he suffered during a match with Spain.
Barcelona, which is facing great financial difficulties and without a top scorer, after losing Lionel Messi last season and Sergio Aguero a week ago, and had to retire due to heart problems, is looking for a top scorer to fix the team’s offensive problems.
In addition, Barcelona has not achieved the goals of the season so far: by being eliminated in the first stage of the Champions League, the Catalan team occupies seventh place in the Spanish championship, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
The economic crisis of the club, which declared it owed more than one billion euros, also threatens to make it difficult to renew the team led by coach Xavi Hernandez, as it failed to comply with the ‘financial play’ it imposed. La Liga.
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