Ferran Torres has completed his transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona in a deal worth an initial €55m plus add-ons.
The Spain forward has signed a five-year contract at the Camp Nou that includes a buyout clause of €1bn. The overall fee could rise to €65m depending on the player’s achievements.
The 21-year-old has not featured for City since late September after injuring a foot on international duty but is fit again now. A tweet from City read: “Ferran Torres has left Manchester City and completed a permanent move to Barcelona.”
Torres was a priority target for Barcelona’s manager, Xavi Hernández, particularly with the premature retirement of Sergio Agüero, who moved to the Camp Nou from City in the summer but managed only 339 minutes before suffering chest pains against Alavés in late October. Agüero confirmed his retirement this month due to a heart problem.
City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, said he would not stand in the way of a player who wants to leave the club and having cost City €27m the sale to Barcelona represents good business.