The Spanish coach of Manchester City, the English Premier League champion, Pep Guardiola, revealed today, the secret behind the transfer of his compatriot Ferran Torres from City to Barcelona, Spain. The ranks of the Catalan club is imminent.
“I always have the feeling that when Barcelona and Real Madrid knock on the door, it’s hard to say no,” said the former Barcelona player and coach. “When (Torres) knocked on my door and said he wanted to leave, I asked him to leave,” the 50-year-old added.
Spanish media reported that despite Barcelona’s financial difficulties, he made several offers for the 21-year-old Spain international (12 goals, 22 caps). In Britain, “BBC” and “Sky” announced yesterday evening that the Catalan club is ready to pay 55 million euros to contract with Torres.
Torres joined Manchester City in the summer of 2020 from Valencia for 27 million euros, and managed to win the English Premier League and League Cup with him. He also played the Champions League final last season, which Manchester City lost against his compatriot Chelsea.
Torres played 43 games for Manchester City, scoring 16 goals. He played only seven games this season due to a broken foot he suffered last October.
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