Man City forward Ferran Torres join Barcelona

Torres has been sidelined since injuring his foot while playing for Spain in October

Spain forward Ferran Torres has joined Barcelona from Manchester City, signing a contract until June 2027 with a 1bn euro (£842m) buyout clause.

The 21-year-old forward returns to Spain in a £46.3m deal just 18 months after leaving Valencia to join City.

In October, Ansu Fati and Pedri signed contract extensions with Barca that contained 1bn euro release clauses.

Barcelona will pay £8.4m in add-ons and must sell some players to comply with La Liga financial regulations.

The club is able to fund the deal despite its current financial troubles thanks to a recent bank loan.

City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed the move was imminent on Thursday and said he is happy for Torres.

Spain international Torres has made 43 appearances and scored 16 goals for City since joining from Valencia in August 2020.

He started City’s opening six matches of the season but was dropped to the bench for the goalless draw against Southampton in September and has not featured at all since suffering a foot injury on international duty with Spain the following month.

Barcelona said his medical showed Torres is “recovering well from a fracture in his right foot” but gave no timeframe about when he might make his debut.

Source: BBC

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