The financial situation in Barcelona is bad. With 1.3 billion euros, the Catalans are in the red. Nevertheless, Barça has now struck dearly on the transfer market.
FC Barcelona have signed Ferran Torres from Manchester City. The club announced on Tuesday. According to media reports, the flexible offensive man will cost around 55 million euros. In addition, another ten million euros in bonus payments can come, it is said. Torres receives a contract in Barcelona until 2027, the release clause is one billion euros. The 21-year-old will be officially introduced on January 3rd at Camp Nou.
Torres has played for Manchester City for a year and a half, and was even a regular in the attack center earlier this season, even though he is actually at home on the offensive wings and was signed for this position. But a broken foot has put him out of action since October.
An important but also expensive part of the Barça upheaval
The deal attracts a lot of attention, as Barça has around 1.3 billion euros in debt. Such an investment is arguably only possible because the Catalans have taken out or are still doing a € 1.5 billion loan. So should too the stadium plans are implemented.
Torres is an important part of the Barça upheaval under new coach Xavi. The long-time player for the Catalans has already integrated some of his own into the team in order to revive the old club DNA. Torres should play a central role with its offensive flexibility.
At the beginning of January against Mallorca (2.1.) Or Granada (8.1.) He will definitely be missing. It is still unclear when the Spaniard will be able to intervene on the pitch.