Ferran Torres recently concluded his move from Manchester City to Barcelona for a reported fee of €55 million.
While the sum would be paid in installments, with the first installment to be completed next June. With that said, €10 million are to be paid in variables which will depend on the player’s as well as the team performance over the course of the next five years.
Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed on Twitter that Manchester City are still going to monitor Ferran Torres. The Cityzens have apparently inserted the ‘right of first refusal’ in the deal.
This gives City the chance to refuse the idea of selling the player to another club if City can match the same bid. The final decision would depend on the player but City now have the chance to match any bid that could be made for Ferran Torres in the future.
"“Ferran Torres deal. Just been told an interesting, new detail: Manchester City have included the “right of first refusal” in the agreement with Barcelona. #MCFCMan City will have the chance to match potential future bids for Ferran. Final decision always up to the player.”Source: Twitter"
The promising winger joined City in the summer of 2020 from Valencia and after spending almost one and a half years at the Etihad, the 21-year-old is set to return to the La Liga. This time though, he will be leading the Barcelona line and will be playing a leading role in Xavi’s project.
Ferran Torres is just starting to realize his potential with his finishing abilities being given more of the limelight by Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola. The former Valencia man can also play in the ‘false nine’ role and has shown that he can play as a striker as and when needed. The player’s versatility in the attacking line is an absolute asset for any side and Barcelona will be immensely benefitted from this deal.
Manchester City have been tipped to enter the winter market to sign Torres’ replacement. The reigning Premier League champions could explore the possibility of signing Mikel Oyarbazal this winter or securing a pre-transfer agreement with Ousmane Dembele, in order to acquire his services for free next summer.