Xavi wants ‘extreme’ Man City talent as his first signing for Barcelona

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Manchester City’s Ferran Torres has emerged as a target for Barcelona as newly-appointed manager Xavi Hernandez keen to make the Spaniard his first signing for the Catalan club.

The Spain international is facing at least another couple of months out with a foot fracture, but he established himself as a key player under Pep Guardiola in the early stages of the campaign.

When Guardiola spent £21m signing Torres from Valencia in the summer of 2020, there were few signs City were signing a potentially prolific goalscorer. 

The 21-year-old talent has emerged as one of City’s best attacking players since arriving from Spain in 2020. The forward hit 13 goals in all competitions last season.

Barcelona have long been linked with the attacker, and various reports had even claimed that the Catalan giants could attempt to sign him on loan in January.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Ferran Torres has emerged as a target for Barcelona, as Xavi Hernández looks to bolster his attack either in January or next summer.

The newly-appointed manager is a big fan of the Spanish international. With the report stating that he likes how Torres is capable of playing in ‘extreme’ environments.

Whilst Torres could be open to returning to Spain, City must do all they can to ensure the attacker remains. With the youngster one of the most exciting players on the club’s books.

The 21-year-old’s existing deal does not expire until the summer of 2025 but City are reportedly keen to tie him down for an additional two years until 2027.

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