Manchester Metropolis are able to sanction Ferran Torres’ January departure to Barcelona, 90min understands.
The Spain worldwide has made it clear to Pep Guardiola and the membership’s hierarchy that he would love the prospect to turn out to be part of Xavi’s new regime at Camp Nou.
The newly-appointed Barça boss needs to bolster his squad in January, however he is aware of the membership shall be restricted financially – particularly with the present group in want of trimming.
Striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed his retirement having been identified with a coronary heart situation, and the saving Barcelona will make on the previous Metropolis star’s wages might support their pursuit of his ex-teammate
The Blaugrana’s choices shall be restricted within the new 12 months, but it surely doesn’t imply they gained’t be capable of make any vital strikes.
Man City‘s fringe gamers have been of their sights for some time. 90min revealed that Barça had made contact over Raheem Sterling and Torres – each of whom have beforehand indicated they want the prospect to maneuver on.
The Catalans had been considering a mortgage deal for Sterling initially, however latest weeks have seen the England star battle his means again into Guardiola’s plans and 90min understands that that deal is off the desk. Certainly, contract talks with the previous Liverpool man at the moment are greater than prone to be revisited early in early 2022.
Torres, although, stays very a lot a goal that Barcelona really feel is achievable and sources near the deal consider it’s getting near being agreed.
“The participant’s camp firmly consider this can occur in January, and their hope is will probably be agreed earlier than the brand new 12 months,” a supply advised 90min.
Metropolis are able to let him go away on a everlasting foundation they may demand a charge of greater than £60m for a participant they paid Valencia simply over £20m for in August 2020.
Barcelona are hoping that Metropolis might comply with an preliminary mortgage with an obligation to purchase in the summertime – though it stays to be seen if that shall be accepted. Both means, the possibilities of Torres getting his want of a transfer again to Spain have elevated considerably within the final week.