FC Barcelona signs Ferran Torres in €55 million deal



Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that they had finalized the acquisition of Manchester City winger Ferran Torres.

According to ESPN, Barca was close to finalizing a €55 million ($62 million) deal for Torres, which has already been done.

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Ferran should be proud of what he has achieved here at Manchester City.

“Last season was his first time in a new country, but he adapted well. He always gave 100%, worked hard for the team and scored goals which helped us win trophies.

“Injury unfortunately prevented him from playing more games this season, but Ferran is a player we have all enjoyed working with and we wish him all the best at Barcelona and for the rest of his career.”

Torres, 21, has signed a contract with Barcelona until 2027, with a €1 billion release clause, and could make his Copa del Rey debut against Linares Deportivo on Jan. 5 (he won’t be registered in time to face Mallorca on Jan. 2), after recovering from a foot injury that has kept him out since September.