Ferran Torres has left Manchester City to sign for Barcelona in a £46m deal, signing a five-year deal with a £1bn release clause
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The 21-year-old boy participated La Liga huge for a fee of £46m, with potential add-ons that could mean £54m.
Torres became the most expensive Spanish player in history, with a £1billion release clause included in his five-year contract.
After a relatively quiet first season at Manchester, Torres started this term on fire with three goals in seven appearances.
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Txiki Begiristain, The Citizens’ director of football, said in a brief statement: “Ferran should be proud of what he has achieved at Manchester City.
“Last season was his first time going to a new country, but he adapted very well. He always gives 100 per cent, works hard for the team and scores the goals that help us win. titles.
“Unfortunately injury has prevented him from playing more games this season, but Ferran is a player we all love to work with and we wish him all the best at Barcelona and for the rest of his career.”
Torres will be at Camp Nou on Monday, January 3.
It was reported that Blaugrana manager Xavi Hernandez wanted the Spain international to take the No.9 spot, having chosen him over Leipzig star Dani Olmo, who is more than a playmaker.
Torres showed his striker instincts taking up a similar role in Guardiola’s system early in the campaign, scoring twice as the champions beat Arsenal 5-0.
That’s when the Man City coach was full of praise for the current Barca star, saying: “I would say that the last season Ferran played was special.
“He played incredibly well. Now in this position he makes movements like the best strikers in the back, like Jamie Vardy.
“He’s a good finisher, he’s so young. City have done an incredible job in buying him, a player who can play in three positions.
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“He’s an incredibly good finisher, the goal against Norwich without a shot was good.
“We are extremely pleased with his movement. His work ethic goes with many things.”
Xavi was also told what to expect from Torres after his hat-trick against the net Newcastle last season, as Guardiola explained: “He is a young player and can play in three positions up front
“He can do incredible runs in the back but maybe we have to start thinking about whether he can play as a striker because every time he plays in the In that mind, he has a feeling for the goal, a real feeling for the goal.”