Journalist David Bernabeu has confirmed via SPORT that Barcelona and Premier League side Aston Villa have entered talks to sign Ferran Torres. The team from Catalonia is expecting around €45 million for the winger.
It is no secret that Barcelona will sanction heavy sales in the summer in order to acquire new players. This is, in fact, one of the requirements that the team must fulfill to get their feasibility plan approved by La Liga.
What is even more interesting that Mateu Alemany’s potential departure to Aston Villa is expected to be the catalyst in this operation.
The Villans first began to take an interest in the winger after knowing that Barcelona would be tempted to sell him and now they are planning to reach a favourable agreement that will satisfy all the parties.
As it turns out, Bernabeu affirms that Barcelona cannot really afford to sell Torres for less than €42 million in order to avoid recording a loss since they acquired him from Manchester City for €55 million.
Aston Villa are of the idea that there are many ways to convince the player. First, they want him to know the management is quite serious about his acquisition as they want him to become their franchise player next season.
For what it is worth, both Alemany and Villa manager Unai Emery know him pretty well, and they believe he could make a difference in the Premier League, as he has already done during his time with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
As far as Barcelona are concerned, they have put him on the market as they need to sanction heavy sales. Moreover, the 23-year-old has not really achieved the needed continuity under Xavi anyway, leading to the suggestion that his exit will not have much of an impact.
From the player’s point of view, he understands that he needs a bigger role in order to return to the national team, and at Barcelona, chances will be far and between. All this means the exit is imminent and the business can be finalized for about €45 million.
Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/aston-villa-in-talks-with-barcelona-for-spanish-winger-asking-price-at-e45-million/
Author : Udhav Arora
Publish date : 2023-05-12 17:05:35
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