Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola has confirmed that Barcelona are close to acquiring City midfielder Ferran Torres. Odds for all sporting events can be found at 1xbet promo code nigeria.
“We are not going to buy a striker in January. Ferran Torres and Barcelona? There is no official information yet. I know talks are ongoing and the sides are close to an agreement, that’s all. When the club will make an official announcement, then everything will be known,” the Manchester Evening News quoted Guardiola as saying.
It was previously reported that the sides had agreed on a sum of €55m plus €10m in bonuses. However, in order to make the move, the Barça, in accordance with the laws of Spanish Primera, need to relieve the payroll.
Ferran Torres has played for Manchester City since August 2020, having moved from Valencia for €28m. This season, the Spaniard has scored two goals and an assist in four English Premier League games. The player’s contract expires in 2025, Transfermarkt values Torres at €50m.