Barcelona sign Spanish forward Torres from Man City

details of the deal were not disclosed but British and Spanish media reported
that Barcelona would pay around 55 million euros ($62.30 million) for the
player, with a further 10 million euros in add-ons.

Barca said
Torres has signed a contract until June 2027 and the Spain international will
have a release clause of 1 billion euros.

Culers, I am very happy to announce that today I will join the club. See you
soon,” Torres said in a video.

joined City from Spain’s Valencia in August last year on a five-year deal and
made 43 appearances for the English top- flight side in all competitions, scoring
16 goals.

were forced to allow their all-time leading scorer Lionel Messi to leave the
club this year due to “financial and structural obstacles” and have
debts of more than 1.35 billion euros.

attacking options were weakened further with the retirement of Argentine
forward Sergio Aguero at the age of 33 this month due to a heart condition.

Torres has
not played since he sustained a fractured foot in Spain’s UEFA Nations League
final defeat by France in October. The 21-year-old has scored 12 goals in 22

are seventh in LaLiga after a poor start to the campaign which resulted in the
sacking of coach Ronald Koeman, with former club captain Xavi Hernandez taking
over the reins.

return to action after the winter break on Jan 2.

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