Ferran Torres seems committed to exiting the club as the rumors have not ceased and only have picked up steam.
Barcelona are pushing on Ferrán Torres deal. He’s the priority - personal terms agreed but it’s still not agreed with Man City [€50m bid, €60m price tag]. Talks on #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 20, 2021
Barcelona have also Ziyech opened as plan B - he’s an option only in case Ferrán deal won’t be concluded. pic.twitter.com/CvG4aMUSHl
As you can see from Romano’s tweet above, Barcelona are serious about the player and want him in January despite his injury struggles. Could they get a friendly deal form CIty’s majority Catalan board? Perhaps, but they are sure to try and get Torres somewhere he wants.
It’s why City could be at a disadvantage with the club and player having them over a barrel it feels, eve if the fee is solid.
The bid is not bad and while I’d assume that the deal does get done, City better make sure they have a good backup plan or plan to go big this summer with a striker.
Torres departing for 55 mil. plus would be a great financial deal considering how much they got him for.
It could be shrewd business if they get 60 or so and parlay that in to Erling Haaland. Time will tell.