Once again, Barça goes to Manchester in search of a player to solve their problems. Last summer it was brought to Eric Garcia (zero cost) to strengthen the defense and also to Kun Agüero (free). He tried unsuccessfully to hire even if it was on loan to Sterling. Now, the azulgrana club explores the route of Ferran Torres, the 21-year-old forward, who is injured.
It would be the piece, according to the newspaper AS, that seeks Xavi to complete his attack. City paid 25 million euros in the summer of 2020 to Valencia for this versatile forward. Barça’s idea would be to bring him into this next winter market to provide the new manager with a more valuable alternative.
Complex operations due to the ‘fair play’ of the LFP
Hence, the trip of Mateu Alemany to Manchester, advanced by SER Catalunya, to try to unblock this operation. It is not the first time that the Barça football director has traveled to the English city. He has already negotiated, but then without success, the arrival of Sterling. Is now Ferran Torres the goal of the Barça club, conditioned, at all times, by the financial fair play set by the Professional Football League (LFP). The Barça club has no salary margin to undertake this signing or transfer.
Needs to Xavi strengthen your attack, aware of the difficulties you have encountered. In the first two games he has already suffered. A single goal, that of Memphis, and penalty, Espanyol, certifies the seriousness of the problem. The option of Dani Olmo, the Leipzig player, remains open.
“Now talking about signings is a hypothesis. Mateu was very clear in the last press conference saying that we could not sign”
Xavi, Barça coach
But this incorporation of a striker is not easy either because Barça, as recognized by himself Xavi, has serious difficulties signing in this winter market. “Talking now about signings is a hypothesis. We can’t talk about a name every day. Winter market? We’ll see if we can strengthen ourselves,” said the new coach. “Mateu was very clear in the last press conference saying that we could not sign.”