Newcastle offers an escape route for wantaway Barca Forward

Newcastle United table offer for wantaway Barca star, Ferran Torres
Newcastle sets eye on Ferran Torres
Newcastle sets eye on Ferran Torres / Mateo Villalba/GettyImages

According to Fbref, a surprising trait observed in the top 5 League winners has been that they have overperformed their xG by 10–15 goals. However, Barcelona scored 77 goals with an xG of 76.2 last season. Thus, a key objective for Flick is to make their offensive presence felt in the final third.

Having worked wonders with Flick previously, Lewandowski will be the undisputed No. 9 for the Catalans. Having conquered the right wing with his technical prowess and elegant dribbling last season, Yamine Lamal would be leading the flanks. Moreover, enjoying Laporta's preference, Felix would most probably fill in the final piece of the attack.

Newcastle submit shock Bid

Thus, Ferran Torres seems out of the grand scheme of things in Barca's new project. Brought in for $50 million as an emergency signing to spark creativity in the attack in January 2022, the former City star has failed to light up Camp Nou. Thus, the former PL winner could be interested in a change of scenery to revive his career.

Moreover, recent reports from Jijantes FC suggest that Newcastle United has tabled an offer of 15 million along with 5 million variables for the Spaniard. Given the Magpies' struggles to hold the Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon duo at St. James Park, Eddie Howe's side needs some serious attack reinforcements. A move for Ferran makes sense, as the forward enjoyed a great spell during his short stint in Manchester.

From an economic standpoint, the offer isn't great for FC Barcelona, as they paid $50 million for Torres just over two years ago. Considering Newcastle's strong intent, the Catalans will hope Ferran will put in a superb performance at Euro 2024, helping the club to recoup much of the money they invested in him.