Ferran Torres - Barcelona Player

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Thought this myself. Something not quite right here. City making a large profit on a player who hasn’t achieved a great deal in the time he’s been here.

It isn’t like there was a bidding war for him.

Very strange transfer.
It was well known we cashed in on Valencia's brokeness and the players unhappiness to get the move so cheap. Valencia needed someone off the books and Torres was angry he wasn't made captain (no really) so we got him dirt cheap. What he went to Barca for is a fairer reflection of his market value.
 

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Thought this myself. Something not quite right here. City making a large profit on a player who hasn’t achieved a great deal in the time he’s been here.

It isn’t like there was a bidding war for him.

Very strange transfer.
Just like Martial's or Amad Diallo's.
 

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According to the newspaper Marca

- The initial figure of the transfer has been set at 55 million
- the amount is disbursed in four installments and also the first of them will become effective next summer.

4 clauses to collect 10 million extra

- Barça will pay if they win the Champions League and Ferran plays 70% of the matches (45 minutes). If Ferran wins the Ballon d'Or, if he wins the Golden Boot or if Barça sells him for an amount exceeding 100 million euros in the future.
 

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According to the newspaper Marca

- The initial figure of the transfer has been set at 55 million
- the amount is disbursed in four installments and also the first of them will become effective next summer.

4 clauses to collect 10 million extra

- Barça will pay if they win the Champions League and Ferran plays 70% of the matches (45 minutes). If Ferran wins the Ballon d'Or, if he wins the Golden Boot or if Barça sells him for an amount exceeding 100 million euros in the future.
I think its a good deal for Barca to be honest. Considering ferran Torres annual salary is 2 million, and there were reports about him taking a further wage cut.
 

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There's heat on City websites that we're letting him go too cheaply to an enemy club and on anti-City forums like this one that the figure is artificially inflated.

My opinion/guess is that the current City and Barca regimes want to cosy up and do each other favours where possible.
I belive Pep/Txiki and Soriano will all return one day now that Laporta is back as President.
 

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There's heat on City websites that we're letting him go too cheaply to an enemy club and on anti-City forums like this one that the figure is artificially inflated.

My opinion/guess is that the current City and Barca regimes want to cosy up and do each other favours where possible.
I belive Pep/Txiki and Soriano will all return one day now that Laporta is back as President.
If it was the other way round it wouldn’t feel like we were getting a bargain. This feels very different to me than Leroy did.
 

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If we sold either of them for £20m more than we paid for them then yes absolutely.
Well Torres doesnt have a year left on his deal like he did when City signed him
 

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I think its a good deal for Barca to be honest. Considering ferran Torres annual salary is 2 million, and there were reports about him taking a further wage cut.
Do you honestly think that a player with Torres market value is goung to play for >2m €/year? That's what squad players at a top club earn who hardly get minutes.
 

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He wants to be guaranteed football at a club that will make him a key player which he has more affinity for. I don’t think it’s rocket science.

City know he wants to leave, but he is under contract so they gave his agent a value which Barca have met.

He will be a great player for them. Part of the problem of having such a big squad is that sometimes players will just want to play, no matter how much money you have.
 

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Thought this myself. Something not quite right here. City making a large profit on a player who hasn’t achieved a great deal in the time he’s been here.

It isn’t like there was a bidding war for him.

Very strange transfer.
He’s looked absolutely excellent for them. A natural goalscorer. Type of player that’s worth his weight in gold. Great signing for Barca.
 

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I think its a good deal for Barca to be honest. Considering ferran Torres annual salary is 2 million, and there were reports about him taking a further wage cut.
His wage is minimum 5m. Probably closer to 8m.
 

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City got him cheap because he was on the last year of his contract and are now selling him for double? Thats a nice bit of wheeling, dealing by City if true.
 

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Strange for City to let him go, almost feels like Pep is doing his old team a favour an injury here or there could mean City miss him badly.
 

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Strange for City to let him go, almost feels like Pep is doing his old team a favour an injury here or there could mean City miss him badly.
I don’t think it’s that strange. We have Jesus, Bernardo, Sterling, Mahrez, Grealish, Foden & Torres for 3 spots. Then 7 becomes 6 and there’s still a CF to buy... I think you’ll see another of that lot leave in summer too. Maybe Sterling? Granted one of them drops back into MF a lot when Gundogan or KDB don’t play.

Feels like smart business to me, to replenish some spending money without really hurting the squad all that much (when Pep confirmed he also wanted to leave). What’s clear is our next attacking talent does need to have age on their side. Haaland or Vlahovic seem the obvious choices.
 

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I don’t think it’s that strange. We have Jesus, Bernardo, Sterling, Mahrez, Grealish, Foden & Torres for 3 spots. Then 7 becomes 6 and there’s still a CF to buy... I think you’ll see another of that lot leave in summer too. Maybe Sterling? Granted one of them drops back into MF a lot when Gundogan or KDB don’t play.

Feels like smart business to me, to replenish some spending money without really hurting the squad all that much (when Pep confirmed he also wanted to leave). What’s clear is our next attacking talent does need to have age on their side. Haaland or Vlahovic seem the obvious choices.
Yeah but out of those 6 players only Jesus can play down the middle and not even that effectively, suppose if you buy a striker in January it would make more sense. The Haaland to City rumours are getting me a little nervous.
 

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I don’t think it’s that strange. We have Jesus, Bernardo, Sterling, Mahrez, Grealish, Foden & Torres for 3 spots. Then 7 becomes 6 and there’s still a CF to buy... I think you’ll see another of that lot leave in summer too. Maybe Sterling? Granted one of them drops back into MF a lot when Gundogan or KDB don’t play.

Feels like smart business to me, to replenish some spending money without really hurting the squad all that much (when Pep confirmed he also wanted to leave). What’s clear is our next attacking talent does need to have age on their side. Haaland or Vlahovic seem the obvious choices.
Bernardo hasn't played in the front three at all this season, but since you've omitted Palmer, it still works out with Ferran leaving. If anything, the midfield is light with 5 players (or more realistically 4.5 looking at the state of Fernandinho) for 3 positions.
 

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He's currently on £2.4 m.
You made those figures up, didn't you?
If you genuinely believe that Torres would have taken less than he was reported to be on at Valencia to go to City, and then take even less to move to Barca, then I don’t even know what to say to you.

2.4m is what a fringe squad player would get.
 

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Barca aren't skint anymore I guess. That little crisis lasted just long enough to shove Messi out the door it seems. Now they're spunking 50 million on Man City reserves.
 

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Seriously what happened? Weren’t they in a financial crisis?
Really smells off this deal. Barca have a near £1.5 Billion debt. They've bid £50 Mill straight off the bat for an unproven player who wasn't being chased by any other club. Who does this.
 

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Really smells off this deal. Barca have a near £1.5 Billion debt. They've bid £50 Mill straight off the bat for an unproven player who wasn't being chased by any other club. Who does this.

The qualities of F. Torres are already well known in the world of football and opened the opportunity to sign for City.

To know the debt in a more approximate way we will have to wait until the summer. I am afraid that the accounts are very manipulated for purposes unrelated to football.

The debt is large but we will see if as much as the president says.
 

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Really smells off this deal. Barca have a near £1.5 Billion debt. They've bid £50 Mill straight off the bat for an unproven player who wasn't being chased by any other club. Who does this.
Unproven? Everytime I saw him play he did very well.
Love it that City lose a player like him.
Hate it that Barca are getting him for what feels like a heavy discount.
 

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So why did they sell him? Very surprised by this.
 

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If Barca are doing business in the January window during a financial crisis then our club should be able to finance a move for a midfielder now.
 

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Unproven? Everytime I saw him play he did very well.
Love it that City lose a player like him.
Hate it that Barca are getting him for what feels like a heavy discount.
Fifty million is a heavy discount for him? How? He's been decent but not pulled up any trees for city and its unlikely to be anything other than a useful squaddie long-term. Looked good for Spain but I definitely wouldn't say he's heavily discounted at fifty million. City also turn a tidy profit on him.
 

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So where does that leave Cavani then? He is rumoured to want to join Barca and even take a pay cut. Wow, does Cavani have an agent?
 

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What a bunch of clowns. They can't even register him right now. Stupid club.