Ferran Torres wants to stay at Barcelona despite interest from Aston Villa.
Aston Villa has suffered a setback as a result of Ferran Torres, claims Spanish news outlet Fichajes. In the summer transfer window, the 23-year-old does not want to leave Barcelona. The verdict will have an effect on The Blaugrana as well, who hoped to recoup €42 million from his sale.
Since switching to Barcelona from Manchester City nearly 18 months ago, Ferran Torres’ reputation has suffered. Leaving a lucrative and successful project at the Etihad to relocate to Barcelona raised questions. And despite his unexpected call, he did not feel vindicated.
In the second half of the 2022–23 campaign, the 23-year-old was comparatively consistent. But throughout much of the current season, Torres has fluctuated in and out of Barcelona’s starting lineup. And in all competitions this season, he has only started 17 games. Despite the player’s declining stature, Aston Villa is still interested in signing him, making him a valuable asset.
Before the season is over, Aston Villa may have qualified for Europe. Moreover, they want to significantly strengthen their squad this summer with Unai Emery leading the club in the right direction. So, in order to break into the top four the following season, Aston Villa will enter the market looking for a number of elite performers.
Thus, Ferran Torres has become one of the targets to bolster the offensive unit this summer. Aston Villa must also sign a winger because Ollie Watkins does not receive enough assistance from the other attackers. Thus, the Barcelona forward is a strong candidate to bolster the Aston Villa team.
According to recent reports, Torres was willing to play in the Premier League once more. However, Fichajes disputes those assertions, claiming the Spanish international does not want to leave Barcelona. The most recent development follows reports that negotiations between Barcelona and Aston Villa for a summer transfer had advanced.
Torres’ sale this summer was expected to bring in €42 million for Barcelona. However, forget about reaching a deal worth €42 million; one may not even be possible. It will be interesting to see if Aston Villa can make an impression on the player.