Barcelona 'STILL OWE Man City €52m for the transfer of Ferran Torres'
Cash-strapped Barcelona ‘still owe Man City £46MILLION from the transfer of Ferran Torres’ despite selling off their TV and merchandising rights to boost funds this summer
- Barcelona owe Manchester City £46m for the transfer of forward Ferran Torres
- The Spanish international signed for the Catalan club for £48m last December
- Barcelona used economic levers to rescue their financial situation this summer
- The 22-year-old has yet to register a goal or an assist in the league this season
Barcelona still owe Manchester City an astonishing amount of money for the transfer of Ferran Torres, according to reports.
The Spanish giants, who salvaged their perilous financial situation this summer by selling off a large chunk of the club’s merchandising and television rights, signed Torres after agreeing a £48million deal with Man City last December.
These ‘economic levers’ allowed Barcelona to sign and register star talents such as Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde this summer.
Barcelona still owe Manchester City £46million for the transfer of Ferran Torres last December
According to Cataluyna Radio, the Nou Camp chiefs still owe Manchester City £46m of the agreed fee,.
Upon his arrival, Barcelona also placed a €1 billion buy-out clause in the Spanish forward’s contract, which expires in 2026.
Despite splashing the cash on exciting new signings this summer, the Catalan club are shackled to paying back the reigning Premier League champions in full over the next few seasons.
The Catalan club used economic levers to rescue their dire financial situation this summer
The Spanish international has yet to register a goal or an assist for Barcelona this campaign
Although second-placed Barcelona are on a five game winning streak in LaLiga, Torres has endured a quiet start to the season in front of goal.
Used predominantly as an impact substitute by manager Xavi, the 22-year-old has failed to register a goal or an assist in the Spanish top flight.
Meanwhile, Manchester City’s £51m summer signing Erling Haaland has chalked up 14 goals under Pep Guardiola in all competitions.
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