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Barcelona sign Ferran Torres from Man City

Barcelona have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City.

The Spain forward has joined Barca on a five-year deal until 2027 and the club have set his buyout clause at €1billion (£841,735,504.40m).

Barca will pay an initial £46.7m (€55m) plus a further £8.5m (€10m) in add-ons for the forward. Some £5.9m (€7m) of those add-ons are said to be more or less guaranteed.

The Spanish club agreed a deal to sign Torres from City in the week leading up to Christmas.

The 21-year-old is regarded by Barcelona as one of Spain’s most promising talents. They are able to spend in January after recently receiving sizeable investment via a bank loan.

Torres joined City for an initial fee of £20.8m plus bonuses on a five-year deal in August 2020 but has played only four times in the Premier League this season, scoring twice, and once more in the Champions League.

Torres departs the Etihad Stadium having scored 16 goals in 43 appearances for City in all competitions. He also helped Pep Guardiola’s team to the Premier League and Carabao Cup last season.

He has been sidelined since October with a foot injury suffered on international duty with Spain.

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Prior to his move to City, Torres attracted interest from Barca, Real Madrid and some of Europe’s top clubs as a result of his exploits at Valencia.

A graduate of the club’s academy, he made his first-team debut in 2017 and went on to score nine times in 97 matches and helped them to the Copa del Rey in the 2018/19 season.

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