The Spaniard today finalized a â¬ 65million transfer to FC Barcelona, ââmaking it the second-highest sale in Manchester City history.
Torres signed for the Valencia Blues in 2020, costing the club around Â£ 20.8million. The reported fees that the city received signal a significant profit on their initial investment.
Originally signed as a left winger, Torres took on the recently released number 21 shirt upon his arrival in the Premier League – an iconic number previously worn for more than a decade by club legend David Silva.
After it took a while to settle into the squad, Torres began to find form as a striker. One area of ââthe City pitch was seriously lacking in reliable options.
Pep Guardiola has trusted the 21-year-old to lead the club’s Champions League group stage in 2020/21. Torres kindly repaid his manager, scoring four goals and becoming a vital member of the squad.
At the start of this season, Torres had the opportunity to lead the line for Manchester City’s first Premier League games – scoring a brace in a 5-0 Arsenal demolition.
However, a foot injury sustained on international service with Spain in October halted Torres’ progress and he has since spoken with Barcelona, ââwho convinced him to join the club’s rebuilding – led by manager Xavi Hernandez.
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