Ferran Torres ‘passes his Barcelona medical and £55m deal could be sealed TODAY’ as Manchester City star tells fans he is ‘very happy’ to finally seal switch to the Nou Camp
- Ferran Torres has reportedly passed his Barca medical ahead of a £55m move
- The Spanish side last week agreed a fee with Manchester City for the 21-year-old
- The deal may be sealed by the end of today and he will be unveiled on Tuesday
- Torres told fans he is ‘very happy’ to join and will sign a deal until 2027
Ferran Torres has reportedly passed his Barcelona medical ahead of his £55million switch to the Nou Camp once the January transfer window opens.
Torres, 21, was viewed as Barcelona’s top target next month with new boss Xavi desperate for a new striker after Sergio Aguero was forced into a shock retirement as a result of a heart issue.
Last week, City sanctioned a £55m move for the young Spaniard, with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola unwilling to obstruct a move to Catalonia for the versatile forward capable of playing across the front three.
Manchester City star Ferran Torres has passed his medical ahead of his move to Barcelona
Torres shared a video on Boxing Day training at former club Valencia’s base, and Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that he has passed his medical as he inches closer to securing his switch.
The Spanish international was pictured arriving in Barcelona on Monday morning, as reporters and photographers swamped the talented youngster to catch a glimpse of him ahead of his move.
The same Spanish outlet reports that the move is set to be completed later today and Torres will be officially unveiled at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.
Torres, 21, has been a priority target for new Barca boss Xavi who wants reinforcements
The two clubs agreed a £55million fee last week and Torres has signed a deal until 2027
Torres is reported to have told fans in Spain that he is ‘very excited’ about completing his move to Catalonia, having pined for the move for some time now.
Earlier this year, Barca announced debts eclipsing the £1billion mark and senior players such as Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have already taken salary cuts to help ease the club’s financial strains.
Lionel Messi left last summer after the Spanish side were unable to meet his financial demands over a contract extension. The Argentine has since moved to Paris Saint Germain.
Joan Laporta has moved to bring Torres in following the shock retirement of Sergio Aguero