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  • Updated: December 23, 2021

Cash-Strapped Barca Splash €55 Million Euros On Ferran Torres

Cash-Strapped Barca Splash €55 Million Euros On Ferran Tor

Barcelona have made a statement move by splashing out a whooping €55 million (£47m/$62m) to bring back Manchester City forward Ferran Torres to Spain.

The Spanish international was signed by Man City from Valencia in 2020 but has not been able to fit into Pep Guardiola's plan especially with the purchase of €100M Jack Grealish.

The Liga club will pay an initial fee of €55m for Torres, with an additional amount of around €7m to follow in add-ons.

The question on everyone's mind is how did Barcelona who published €1.3B debt able to afford to sign with that amount?

The answer lies in Kun Aguero's early retirement due to heart problems...

The Argentine Maestro's salary freed up some money for Barcelona but there will still be some offloading of players either by loan or permanent sales.

With the exception of Pedri, Gavi, Ansu Fati, and Marc Andre Ter Stegen, every other player in the squad can be sold if the right amount comes in.

Big earners like Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho are even more on display for sales.

A win-win for Man City and Torres

The sales happen to be a win-win for both Man City and Ferran Torres as €55M euros is 'too good' to turn down, Jonathan Smith the English club correspondent said.

With City in search of an orthodox striker after the departure of Aguero, the cash influx for a fringe player to the squad is a win situation.

While Torres will be happy to return to Spain and to one of the country's biggest clubs.

This will also give him more playing time ahead of World Cup 2022 in Qatar -- also playing in a squad that has over 40% of his national teammates, is too good for Torres to turn down.

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