Man City star Keen on La Liga switch despite new club’s potential Champions League exit

Following Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League, via a 3-0 defeat to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, many Manchester City fans questioned Ferran Torres’ desire to join Catalan club des reigning English champions.

Rightly so, given that Xavi Hernandez’s side are currently languishing in eighth place in the La Liga table and have also fallen to the second level of European competition – the Europa League.

However, a new report from Mundo Deportivo, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, claims that Ferran Torres has not been affected by Barcelona’s exit from Europe’s most elite competition and that his desire to make the switch in the next few months remains intact.

Spanish newspaper AS also says that not only is the Spain international welcome to leave Manchester City with ‘open arms’, it also remains in ‘pole position‘for a release in the coming January window.

Further details suggest that although Torres has a deal with Barcelona, ​​Manchester City remain unchanged in their stance on the player’s assessment.

The deal is in limbo, as the Catalan side would remain at € 15million on the Sky Blues’ desired fee, while the asking price has yet to be revealed.

Moreover, the Premier League champions’ hand will not be forced to sell the 21-year-old, until and unless the required fees are met by Barcelona.

With Ferran Torres set to become Manchester City’s indispensable successor to Sergio Aguero, a long-lasting foot injury suffered in international service halted his progress.

That said, if the two clubs in question come to a mutual agreement on a transfer fee, the Spaniard’s departure only seems inevitable at this point.