Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: A solution found by Laporta for this hot issue of Xavi?

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Posted on December 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. by AC

FC Barcelona and Manchester City are said to be negotiating for the transfer of Ferran Torres, who seems to be very popular with Xavi. Barça's economic situation should not make things any easier, however …

The winter transfer window promises to be agitated for FC Barcelona. The club's coffers are empty and as explained by the leaders in recent months, several departures would be desired to balance things. But Xavi would also like to strengthen his workforce and, according to the Catalan press, he would have called for the arrival of Ferran Torres, currently under contract with Manchester City until 2025. The Spaniard is however expensive, since in England it is assured that Pep Guardiola, who recently declared that he no longer wanted to “give gifts”, would claim between 70 and 80M €.

A first payment only next July

According to SPORT information, FC Barcelona would have set a limit of 40M € to recruit < strong> Ferran Torres, is almost half of what Manchester City would like to recover. The Catalan daily also explains that Joan Laporta would like to set up a specific operation , with for example a payment that would not start until July 2022 and payments spread over several years. Note that at the same time, Xavi will also have to settle other hot issues, such as the extension of Ousmane Dembélé.

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