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Barcelona have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City

The Catalans have confirmed the agreement of a deal that would see the 21-year-old wear the Blaugrana shirt until 2027

Barcelona crest outside Camp Nou stadium

Barcelona crest outside Camp Nou stadium

The Spain international left Valencia in 2020 to join Manchester City for a reported transfer fee of 23 million euros, signing a 5-year deal. He inherited the number 21 jersey, previously worn by City legend David Silva, a fellow Spaniard who also arrived from Valencia.

 

Torres spent 16 months in Manchester, scoring 16 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions. In his short stint, the forward helped his team win the Carabao Cup as well as the Premier League. 

 

“Ferran should be proud of what he has achieved here at Manchester City.”, said Txiki Begiristain, City’s Director of Football. He went on to add, “Last season was his first time in a new country, but he adapted well. He always gave 100%, worked hard for the team and scored goals which helped us win trophies. Injury unfortunately prevented him from playing more games this season, but Ferran is a player we have all enjoyed working with and we wish him all the best at Barcelona and for the rest of his career.”

The striker has signed a 5-year contract with Barca that includes a 1 billion euros buyout clause. The player’s presentation in Blaugrana colours is scheduled for Monday 3rd January, 11.00 am CET. 

 

Barcelona would remember him from his time in Valencia when he played an important role in beating the Catalans in the 2019/2020 Copa Del Rey final, helping Los Che lift their first major trophy since 2008.  

 

Under Luis Enrique, he has become one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Spanish National Team. He would be a great addition to a youthful Barcelona side and Xavi would be looking forward to having a versatile player in the attacking role who can play in any position up front– left, right or centre.

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