Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Laporta tried a huge blow with a star from Guardiola!

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Posted on 23 September 2021 at 22h00 by AM

In search of offensive reinforcements this summer, FC Barcelona tried different options, like the one leading to Ferran Torres. But Manchester City pushed back the Catalan advances.

This summer, FC Barcelona had a very complicated transfer window. And for good reason, faced with huge financial problems, the Blaugrana club was forced to let slip several players and not the least. This is how Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann notably left Barça . And although Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero arrived free, Ronald Koeman has an offensive sector that is poorly supplied and undermined by injuries. This is the reason why Joan Laporta tried to hit hard at Manchester City .

Guardiola failed Barça for Ferran Torres

Indeed, while the interest of FC Barcelona for Raheem Sterling has recently been mentioned, Sport reveals this Thursday that Barça also tried to recruit Ferran Torres at the beginning of the summer. If the Spanish international came out of a successful season from a statistical point of view with 13 goals, he was however not started on a regular basis by Pep Guardiola . Barça therefore decided to try their luck by offering a loan with an option to buy. But Manchester City strongly opposed the departure of Ferran Torres , who has made an excellent start to the season. And with the failed transfer of Harry Kane , the Citizens had even more reason to fail Barça .

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