Thursday, April 25, 2024

Barcelona fail in Ferran Torres negotiations for January

Recent reports claimed Barcelona were interested in signing Ferran Torres from Manchester City this winter. According to a latest one coming from Marca, Barca CEO Ferran Reverter and director of football Mateu Alemany traveled to the North-West of England to try and work out a deal with the Premier League champions, but their efforts were unsuccessful. With former City hitman Sergio Aguero almost certain to retire from playing and Luuk de Jong looking likely to leave, the Catalans will be left short upfront.

Torres arrived to the Etihad last summer from Valencia, and it seemed manager Pep Guardiola had got another player precisely to his liking in the young, versatile Spanish forward. However, over a year later, the 21-year-old’s contribution doesn’t seem to be getting as big as it may have been expected. He started the opening four Premier League matches of the season, sat out the following three on the bench, and has been out of action through a foot injury since. In all competitions, he has three goals in seven matches.

However, City obviously don’t want to lose a player who could yet prove significant in the middle of the season, and Barcelona will have to try again in the summer.


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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