Manchester City set Ferran Torres price tag as Barcelona lodge opening bid
Torres set to return
Manchester City forward Ferran Torres is one of the most exciting prospects in world football, but has been limited this season in his gametime.
A foot injury suffered in the UEFA Nations League finals has ruled him out of action since October, but before that two goals and one assits in four games for the reigning champions is a solid return.
Now, two years on from being signed for 21 million from Valencia, Manchester City could be willing to let him depart for a massive profit come January.
Barcelona closing in
Now, as per trusted transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, cash-strapped Barcelona could well be sniffing around the youngster.
Romano reveals that personal terms are not a problem between the two parties, but that a deal is yet to be struck between the two clubs.
Currently, the Blaugrana are willing to stump up 50 million euros, but the Citizens are thought to be holding out for 60 million euros.
Barcelona are pushing on Ferrán Torres deal. He’s the priority – personal terms agreed but it’s still not agreed with Man City [€50m bid, €60m price tag]. Talks on 🇪🇸 #FCB
Barcelona have also Ziyech opened as plan B – he’s an option only in case Ferrán deal won’t be concluded. pic.twitter.com/CvG4aMUSHl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 20, 2021
Should they fail to secure Torres, it is thought that they would opt for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, but Torres remains firmly priority number 1.