Manchester City close to Ferran Torres sale
Ahead of the January transfer window, one major transfer is on the verge of being completed.
Spain star Ferran Torres is on the brink of joining Barcelona from Manchester City, that will see the Citizens double their 21 million pound investment in him, and then some.
Ferrán Torres to Barcelona, done deal confirmed and here we go! The agreement has been completed for €55m plus €10m add ons to Manchester City. 🤝🇪🇸 #FCB
Ferrán will sign a five year deal as new Barcelona players in the coming hours. He’s always been the priority for Xavi. pic.twitter.com/n1LsaHmISQ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 22, 2021
The departing Manchester City man, who has made 43 appearances and scored 16 times for Pep Guardiola’s side, is set to pen a five-year contract in Catalonia, in a move that could prove a brilliant one in years to come.
But, could it affect Tottenham in a major way too?
Tottenham to take advantage of Barcelona strife?
Tottenham have already played this trick once.
On deadline day, Barcelona’s well-documented financial problems saw them part ways with Emerson Royal, with the Brazilian fullback joining the Lilywhites in a 25 million pound deal.
Tottenham are set to sign Brazil defender Emerson Royal from Barcelona after agreeing a 30m euro (£25.8m) fee. #bbcfootball #deadlineday #thfc
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 31, 2021
Six months on, they could be set to repeat the move.
As per Spanish reporter Guillem Balague, Barcelona cannot add Torres to their squad until they shift players, meaning that they are likely to be open to offers for fringe players.
Ferran Torres close to move to Barcelona. This is how#FCB have got money to buy players like Ferran (even if they have to pay around €60m+ in transfer fees) after a recent huge bank loan
The problem is LaLiga fair play. They can’t add him to the squad unless FCB sell players https://t.co/i1hTRoULWD
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) December 22, 2021
Tottenham are also reported to be interested in strengthening their side in the coming transfer window, with The Athletic reporting that they are targetting a right wing-back and a backup forward as priorities.
With the likes of Sergino Dest hot property among European clubs, and potentially available on the cheap, could Tottenham repeat their Emerson tactic and pick up a bargain?