Manchester City Wouldn’t Entertain Barcelona Bids For Ferran Torres

Reports suggest that La Liga giants FC Barcelona want to sign Manchester City forward Ferran Torres on loan in January (Source

I can see why Barca would want Torres and I could understand why the player might be interested in moving back to his homeland and playing for such a prestigious club.

But for the life of me, I just can’t see why Man City or Pep Guardiola would sanction such a move!

City will be desperate to retain their Premier League title. They’ll also want to go one better than last season and bring home the Champions League trophy to The Etihad. I’d honestly not be surprised to hear that Guardiola wants to bring the quadruple to the blue half of Manchester. The man lives and breathes silverware.

Now when you look at the current City squad, then in the final third is where they’re lacking the most. Remember they never managed to replace talismanic figure Sergio Aguero. who ironically left for Barcelona in the summer.

Torres has been missing recently due to a foot injury he sustained whilst playing for Spain last month (Source –

Before that enforced lay-off Torres wasn’t just playing, the Spaniard was making a big contribution in City’s attack.

The twenty-one year old has played in six games for The Citizens, scoring three times and proving an assist. Even though he’s missed quite a few games due to injury; only Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden have bettered Torres’ goal/assist stats in Man City’s Premier League outings thus far.

He has worked well through the centre, his runs are clever and he has the pace to get in behind and scare opposition defences.

According to Whoscored, Ferran leads the way in terms shots per games with an average of 3.3. He is also fairly high when it comes to his successful dibbles per game.

At the start of this season boss Pep stated how happy he’s been with his compatriot since his arrival and also said how he can improve as a central striker:

“Last season Ferran played exceptionally well as we saw in terms of his numbers – goals and assists,”

“In this position he makes a movement like the best strikers in behind, moving incredibly well.” 

“His movement is similar to Jamie Vardy.”

“He is very young. Manchester City did a great job buying him for a great price.”


Now back in the day, Barca could flex financial muscle and make a move on any player. Yet even then Manchester City are clearly a club that never have to entertain bids due to their owners. But at the moment Barcelona can’t even really offer a decent fee, even for just a loan deal.

With no real financial incentives, why would City offload a player that their manager likes and who is improving in a position they’re at their weakest number wise?

I think Barca are in a real mess at the moment and they are flinging a lot of darts at a board to try and get interesting loan deals in during the upcoming transfer window this winter.

I really don’t believe Pep Guardiola or Manchester City will entertain the thought of just giving them such a talent as Ferran Torres for the remainder of this tough campaign.

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