23/12/2021; 12:38 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
FC Barcelona are in the middle of a rebuild and are currently struggling in La Liga. Los Blaugrana have gone through many coaches but different levels of results.
Perhaps, the rebuild should haved about three to four years ago as it was clear that the team had become dependent on Messi.
Had Messi remained at Barcelona, the rot may have continued, but the departure of the Argentine star forced Barcelona into a rebuild.
Barcelona's financial situation made signing players an arduous task. It led to Barcelona looking for free transfers and cheap players.
Ferran Torres will join Barcelona from Manchester City despite the Spanish side’s financial issues.
It is a shame that no other La Liga club besides Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid can afford the kind of money these three clubs spend.
It is also mind-boggling that despite their financial distress that saw them unable to buy players a few months ago, Barcelona are now able to shell out €55 million for a player.
As per Goal, Barcelona have agreed on a deal of €55 million (£46.7m) to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City. The contract contains clauses that could raise the fee to €65 million.
Reports suggest that Los Blaugrana will offer Torres a lucrative contract that spans five years. It comes off the back of Barcelona’s well-publicised financial troubles.
Barcelona are keen to announce the signing in the coming days as they are already working on a statement. Torres is expected in Spain to finalise the contract and undergo his medicals.
It is sad what Barcelona has become this term. For a club the size of Los Blaugrana, they should be talking of winning titles and signing the best players in the world. Things have changed, thanks to the disastrous reign of Josep Maria Bartomeu. The former president plunged the club into mounting debts that have forced the club to go for rejects.
It is even more painful for Barcelona fans that the club now whines about finishing in the top four of La Liga rather than challenging for the title. The club sits in seventh place in La Liga and are two points off top-four. The lowered expectations have been hard to bear, but it is an injury to players that has hurt them the most.
The sale of Ferran Torres to Barcelona is a good deal for Manchester City, who got the player from Valencia for €27m (£24.5m) in August 2020. Torres has not been featured for Manchester City since his foot injury in September while on international duty.
Torres has been in decent form, scoring seven goals from 11 appearances this season.