Manchester City’s in-form forward Ferran Torres has opened up on the transfer rumours linking him with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona.
Speaking to Radioestadio noche, as relayed by Goal, Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres has responded to speculations over his future amid links with a move to Barcelona.
Torres, a product of the Valencia youth academy, has been on Barcelona’s radars for the longest time. While the Catalans have held an interest in him, it was Manchester City where the Spaniard ended up, signing in the summer of last year in a deal worth £20 million.
Since his arrival, the 21-year-old has evolved into a key player for the Premier League champions. After an impressive run in the UEFA Euro 2020, Torres has made a fine start to the new season with three goals and an assist in seven games.
He then backed it up with a stunning display for Spain as they eliminated Italy from the UEFA Nations League semi-final. His progress has once again put him on the radars of Barcelona. Responding to those rumours, Torres has dismissed them as nothing, insisting that speculations over a footballer’s future are normal. “There are always rumours, a thousand come out every day,” the 21-year-old attacker said.
Ferran Torres has now scored as many goals for Spain as his manager Luis Enrique (12). 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/VAcBvMKun7
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Torres also shed some light on his experience living in Manchester, stating: “Now I am enjoying being able to go out more to see Manchester, it is a city in which there are things to do. The only downside I would put is the weather.”
So far in his stint with Manchester City, Torres has made 43 appearances across all competitions, scoring 16 goals and setting up four more. The Spaniard has, on many occasions, been asked to play as a centre-forward by Pep Guardiola, a role that he is seemingly growing into. He was deployed centrally by Spain manager Luis Enrique as well in the win against Italy.
Comparing the two coaches, he said: “The truth is that they are not very different. I am a sponge and I am learning a lot from both of them, I feel very lucky. I think I have a lot of room for improvement and I am lucky to be with two of the best coaches in the world who are teaching me and I am learning from them.”
Given that his contract with Manchester City runs till 2025 and his ever-growing importance in the side, a move to Barcelona does not look like a possibility at least in the near future.