Barcelona near Ferran Torres signing after wage reduction

Ferran Torres of Manchester City. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Ferran Torres of Manchester City. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /

Barcelona seems to have taken one more step closer to securing Ferran Torres. The 21-year-old winger from Spain has been reduced to a second-choice player at Manchester City and with the English champions looking to bring in a striker like Erling Haaland or Harry Kane next season, there will be no room for a player who is already struggling to break into the first team. This is not to say that he is not talented but he was just not lucky enough to make it to the first team as there are already players who have established their dominance.

The winger seems to be sick of playing second fiddle and his performances for Spain should have really granted him a few more chances at City. However, Pep Guardiola seems to be more confident in players like Jack Grealish, Riyad Maharez and Raheem Sterling on the wings. Torres does not want to waste his developing days sitting on the bench and thus is very much looking forward to a move to Barcelona. He has even agreed to take a wage cut in order to move to the Catalan side and now it seems like the two parties, i.e. the player and the club have come to an agreement for wages.

However, the main problem in the deal still remains stagnant. The Catalans are not very financially stable at the moment and can only afford to pay the Citizens around 45 million euros. However, the English side knows the potential of the player and will not let him go for anything below 60 million euros. The negotiations between the two clubs are at a standstill at the moment however, City could ultimately end up selling him for a lower price since they are looking to bring in a big-name striker next season and selling Ferran Torres would help them fund that move.

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