Barcelona to pay initial £46.7m for Manchester City forward Ferran Torres; Further £8.5m due in add-ons; Torres currently sidelined with a foot injury
Barcelona has agreed on a deal that could total £55m with Manchester City to sign Ferran Torres.
The Spanish side will pay an initial £46.7m (€55m) plus a further £8.5m (€10m) in add-ons. Some £5.9m (€7m) of those add-ons have been said to be more or less guaranteed.
It means City will have made at least £27m (€32m) on a player they paid Valencia around £20m (€23m) for in 2020.
They have not paid any of the agreed add-ons to Valencia due to the limited time he has spent at the Etihad.
Barcelona regards Torres as one of Spain’s rising talents and has money to spend in January after recently receiving sizeable investment via a bank loan.
Their relationship with City is also strong; City officials including Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano used to work for Barca president Joan Laporta during his previous reign at the club.
Barca has also shown interest in signing Raheem Sterling but City wants to keep him and he has recently returned to some of his best forms in a City shirt.
Torres, 21, has played only four times in the Premier League this season, scoring twice, and once more in the Champions League.
He has been sidelined since October with a foot injury suffered on international duty with Spain.