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Revealed: The massive sum Barcelona still owe Man City for Ferran Torres


An insight into the latest financial details of Ferran Torres’ move from Manchester City to Barcelona has, on Thursday, been provided.

Versatile attacker Torres, of course, secured a return to his home country of Spain this past January.

On the back of a short-lived stint on the books of Pep Guardiola’s Man City, the 22-year-old was snapped up by La Liga heavyweights Barcelona, as part of a big-money deal.

Torres, in turn, went on to enjoy a solid opening half-season in Catalunya, racking up seven goals and six assists across all competitions.

The early weeks of the new campaign, though, have proven of an altogether less productive nature for the ex-Valencia man.

Amid widespread criticism on the part of the Barca faithful, Torres, facing fresh competition from the likes of summer arrivals Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, as well as the fit again Ansu Fati, has been afforded starts in just a pair of La Liga fixtures.

With calls having already begun to spread for the Blaugrana to cut their losses on the Spanish international as early as this coming winter, news of the eye-watering sum still owed by the powers that be at the Camp Nou to their counterparts in Manchester could therefore not arrive at a worse time.

Precisely that, though, as alluded to above, has indeed surfaced in Spain on Thursday evening.

The info comes courtesy of the reliable Tot costa of Cat Radio, who point towards Barcelona, remarkably, having coughed up just €3 million for Torres thus far.

This means that the Catalans remain indebted to the champions of the Premier League to the tune of a full €52 million.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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