Ferran Torres Tracked By Aston Villa as Club Continues Summer Overhaul
Ferran Torres’ future at Barcelona has been a topic of discussion this summer, as the club weighs up offloading some of their under-performers to generate much needed spending power. Several clubs have enquired about the Spaniard’s availability, chief among them Aston Villa.
Aston Villa Tracking Ferran Torres
Barcelona find themselves in limbo in the transfer market, as they attempt to navigate the off-season with next-to-no money to back up their claim as La Liga champions.
They have managed to make full use of the free agent market after bringing in Ilkay Gundogan and Inigo Martinez, but the question on everyone’s lips in Catalonia is who will head for the exit this summer.
Fresh reports have indicated that PSG intend to trigger Ousmane Dembele’s release clause in the coming days, despite the club and the player himself insisting his future lies in Barcelona.
This is said to be contributing factor to their hesitancy to let Ferran Torres depart, who may be required to feature more prominently should Dembele head for PSG.
This hasn’t stopped the likes of Newcastle and Arsenal enquire about Torres’ availability, after the 23-year-old featured for the full 90 minutes on just six occasions in all competitions.
Despite Xavi insisting he remains firmly in his plans for next season, Aston Villa are the latest side to register concrete interest.
That is according to Spanish outlet Sport, who report that Unai Emery is a long-time admirer of his compatriot. The former Manchester City winger has proven Premier League experience after impressing under Pep Guardiola, but his dream move to Catalonia is yet to kick on.
With Ollie Watkins supported by new signing Moussa Diaby potentially Torres, Villa would have a European-level front three worthy of competing for a top six spot, and in the Europa League for the upcoming season.
Barcelona’s dire economic circumstances could make this an accessible deal, but as mentioned, the chances of him leaving rest on the club’s other ongoing business.