Arsenal lining up a move for Barcelona star Ferran Torres

By on December 13, 2022


Arsenal are reportedly lining up a move for Barcelona forward Ferran Torres in this upcoming January transfer window, as per the German outlet Sport Bild.

It has widely been reported that Mikel Arteta’s side are looking to strengthen their attacking department this winter and they have already been linked with several options ahead of the opening of the transfer window.

A recent report has stated that the north London club are prioritising a move for Shakhtar Donetsk ace Mykhaylo Mudryk to bolster their forward line this winter. However, Barcelona star Ferran Torres is seemingly also on Arteta’s radar.

According to the report by Sport Bild, Arsenal are pondering a move for the Spaniard this January. But, signing the 22-year-old won’t be cheap due to the fact that the youngster moved to Camp Nou from Manchester City for a fee of around £47m at the beginning of this year.

The report also says that after failing to perform at his best since joining the Catalan giants, Barcelona could now be open to cashing in on Torres this winter amid their financial difficulties.

Ferran Torres to Arsenal

Bild further states that Arsenal are set to face tough competition from adversaries Tottenham Hotspur and Serie A giants AC Milan to sign the talented forward. However, the Emirates outfit are leading the race due to Torres’ previous experience of working with the Gunners’ boss at the Etihad stadium when Arteta was Pep Guardiola’s assistant.

Ferran Torres could be a very good acquisition for Arsenal. Despite his recent struggles, the Spaniard is still young and has plenty of time to turn his fortune around.

However, signing the 22-year-old permanently could be tough for Arteta’s side this January. He is valued at around £30m by Transfermarkt and still has more than four and a half years left in his current contract. So, Barcelona are likely to ask for a big fee to let the talented forward leave this winter.

Therefore, signing him up for an initial loan deal with an option to make the move permanent for an affordable fee next summer could be the realistic scenario to get this deal done.