According to reports, Manchester City striker Ferran Torres will have to wait until the next summer in case he wants a La Liga switch, The Mirror understands.
Barcelona have admitted that the club officials traveled to Manchester to hold talks over the potential sale of Raheem Sterling this winter; the subject of which soon shifted to Ferran Torres.
Sterling seems to have regained his knack of scoring goals ahead of a grueling winter schedule which generally decides whether the League title is won or lost.
Having said that, Manchester City changed the course of the title race last season, owing to an unbeaten run last winter, which pretty much gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the table
Ferran looks the likely one to opt for a La-Liga switch but reports have added that The Cityzens are not going to loan out their Spanish striker and ‘a loan with an obligatory purchase option would not be possible given La-Liga rules’.
Catalan’s new boss Xavi Hernandez seems to be on a mission of restructuring his final third with versatile players and Ferran would be the missing piece in the jigsaw for the Barcelona boss, whose gameplay involves pure wingers.
The 21-year-old has started on either side of the attacking third for the Cityzens and under the vision of Pep Guardiola, he has mastered the art of finishing.
He had an impressive start to this year’s campaign with a G/A of three in four matches before being ruled out for three months due to a foot injury that he suffered in the UEFA Nations League.
Barcelona are in all readiness to offer €70M plus bonus across a span of five years to claim the Spanish Striker, out of which Valencia would be at the receiving end of a 10℅ sum.
However, the reports even suggest that ‘the deal is a complicated one and won’t be resolved in January’.
So, will this settle the issue of Ferran Torres for Manchester City or will he become a Culer in the upcoming summer window?
Let us know.