Barcelona are keen to bring the 21-year-old back to Spain, and the player is open to the deal too, but that does not make it a foregone conclusion
It makes perfect sense that Spanish giants Barcelona would be interested in Ferran Torres.
The Manchester City forward has, after all, just been voted the Spain national team’s Player of the Year after a 12 months in which he has scored eight goals in 15 matches for La Roja.
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So it is no surprise that one of the three biggest clubs in Spain would be interested in signing a player like Torres.
“Ferran is a great player, like others. We are working with discretion to seek the best for the club,” Barca vice-president Rafa Yuste told Movistar Plus after Blaugrana CEO Ferran Reverter travelled to Manchester to open talks with City - something Yuste denies.
“We simply have friends at City, there is a very good relationship and Reverter has paid a courtesy visit.”
It would also be understandable that, as sources have confirmed to GOAL, Torres could be tempted by a the opportunity to return to La Liga and play a part in the Xavi revolution at Barcelona.
After just over a season in the Premier League, the ex-Valencia star is still pushing to become a regular in Pep Guardiola’s side, with a starting berth far more certain on the international stage than it is at his club.