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Ferran Torres completes move to Barcelona from Manchester City - The Athletic

Ferran Torres has completed his transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona.The Athletic reported a deal for Torres was close a week ago and he has now signed...

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Ferran Torres has completed his transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona.

The Athletic reported a deal for Torres was close a week ago and he has now signed a five-year deal with the Spanish side, with a buyout clause of €1 billion euros.

Torres only joined City last August and has missed the past three months with a foot injury he sustained while on international duty with Spain.

The Premier League club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said in a statement: “Ferran should be proud of what he has achieved here at Manchester City.

“Last season was his first time in a new country, but he adapted well. He always gave 100 per cent, worked hard for the team and scored goals which helped us win trophies.

“Injury unfortunately prevented him from playing more games this season, but Ferran is a player we have all enjoyed working with and we wish him all the best at Barcelona and for the rest of his career.”

It was reported in November that although Torres had enjoyed a prolific start to the season, the 21-year-old had become slightly frustrated with his playing opportunities at City and was keen on a move to Barcelona, where he would be trusted to lead the forward line.

City manager Pep Guardiola acknowledged that Torres’ move away was “close” last week, but ruled out bringing in a direct replacement in the January transfer window.

The Athletic revealed that City had turned down a loan offer from Newcastle United for youngster Cole Palmer, who Guardiola sees as part of his first-team plans in the second half of the season now Torres has departed.

Barcelona made their first approach for Torres in November and City made it known that they would accommodate a sale if the player wanted the move and a suitable offer was received.

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