Manager Xavi Hernandez wants to count on Ferran Torres, a forward who hasn’t done much for Barcelona, for next season. MARCA’s Luis F. Rojo says that the La Liga winners would rather sell Ansu Fati than the 23-year-old attacker this summer.
Barcelona prefers selling La Masia prodigy over 23-year-old forward this summer
Barcelona needs to make a lot of sales in the next few weeks so that they can make a lot of money and sign and register players in the summer.
The biggest rumors about Ansu Fati, Ferran, and Franck Kessie leaving are about them. The two forwards don’t want to leave, but the midfielder has accepted his fate and is ready to move on if a good offer comes along.
But, according to the above story, Barcelona has no plans to sell Torres right now. The 23-year-old moved to the club from Manchester City in January of last year in a deal worth €55 million, but he hasn’t lived up to the standards that came with the price tag.
This season, the former Valencia star played 45 games and scored seven goals and set up three others, which is not enough.
But Xavi trusts Torres and thinks he will do well for the next season. The boss has faith in the 23-year-old attacker and thinks he can help the team in the next season.
Now, the Blaugrana are more likely to sell Fati during the summer. Last season, the 20-year-old had better stats than Torres, with ten goals and four assists in all categories.
But because Fati is a graduate of Barca’s school, the whole fee that Barca gets from selling him can be written off as net profit, which will help the club with Financial Fair Play.
So, the plan is to sell the young star from La Masia in the summer and replace him with Ez Abde, who did well on loan at CA Osasuna and will be back.
Fati doesn’t want to leave Barcelona, but his agent, Jorge Mendes, will do everything he can over the next few months to get him to move on.