Ferran Torres is among three players Barcelona are looking to offload in the summer transfer window amidst links with Tottenham.
The Spanish international, 23, has found regular starting opportunities hard to come by this season. He has only started 11 out of 24 La Liga games for Barcelona, with manager Xavi Hernandez preferring the likes of Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele and Gavi ahead of him out wide.
Ferran Torres has a market in the Premier League where he spent two years with Manchester City, while Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan would like to take him on loan or in exchange of players. The other two players on Barcelona’s chopping block are Ansu Fati and Raphinha as the Spanish giants strive hard to achieve Financial Fair Play (FFP) margin before the summer.
Tottenham are reportedly interested in a swoop for Torres but could face competition from north London rivals Arsenal for his signature. Torres, however, is desperate to be part of Xavi Hernandez’s plans at Camp Nou moving forward. The winger is ready to fight for his place and is convinced that he will get opportunities to become a regular starter.
Ferran Torres’ future remains uncertain at Barcelona
Ferran Torres joined Barcelona in January 2022 from Manchester City but has not really done enough to convince Xavi. As a result, Xavi’s desire is to offload the Spaniard as early as this summer, as Barcelona look to cash in some of their underperforming stars to help ease their economic problems.
However, Torres could turn out to be a good option for Tottenham. Arnaut Danjuma was signed on loan from Villarreal during the January transfer window and the winger has featured just once in the Premier League until now. So, whether or not Spurs sign Danjuma permanently at the end of the season remains to be seen.
Furthermore, Dejan Kulusevski is also on loan from Juventus and chances of him signing permanently for Spurs would become slim if the north Londoners fail to clinch a Champions League berth. In that regard, Spurs could turn to Torres whose time at Camp Nou could be over at the end of the season. He has gone through a rough patch this term, scoring just six goals in all competitions.
Nonetheless, Torres is just 23 and would not find it difficult to get a club if Barcelona forces him out. A move to Spurs would see the Spanish winger make a return to the Premier League where he enjoyed a successful two-year stint with Man City.
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