Spanish giants FC Barcelona’s vice-president Rafael Yuste tonight provided the latest in the club’s efforts to register Ferran Torres.
The topic of transfers has certainly featured heavily in the developments at the Camp Nou in recent weeks.
That’s because new boss Xavi Hernandez finally has his first chance to make a personal mark on the Catalan capital’s squad through the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, when it comes to earnings, the headlines are of course in the form of the huge earnings of Manchester City talent Ferran Torres:
Ferran Torres is ours until 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣7️⃣!
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 28, 2021
Coutinho is not enough
Although his signing was officially signed two weeks ago, however, Torres has yet to bow to Barcelona.
This is due to two factors, firstly Covid-19, but more importantly, the versatile winger has yet to register for La Liga.
So far, the Blaugrana have been unable to offer their newest addition to manager Xavi due to the club’s bloated payroll.
It was hoped that Friday’s official announcement of Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Aston Villa would add enough room to Torres’ salary, but apparently, that didn’t prove it.
Barca vice-president Lafayost spoke to the media about Torres’ situation ahead of the club’s La Liga meeting with Granada tonight.
The Blaugrana president went on to confirm that further sales are needed before the Spain international can register, and that everyone at the club is working to ensure that the process is completed “as quickly as possible”:
Rafa Yust on Ferran Torres’ inscription after Coutinho’s departure:
– Football in Movistar+ (@MovistarFutbol) January 8, 2022