Manchester Metropolis might exchange Barcelona goal Ferran Torres with RB Leipzig and Spain star Dani Olmo, who was beforehand a goal for the Catalans himself.
Barcelona are eager to equip new coach Xavi with contemporary attacking weapons in January and the membership’s rumoured curiosity in Torres has accelerated in latest days.
Barça director Mateu Alemany was reported final week to have travelled to Manchester to have interaction in early talks over a attainable deal for Torres. The participant’s representatives had been rumoured to have thrashed out an settlement over private phrases throughout a visit to Barcelona the week earlier than.
Lately, Metropolis have been open to do enterprise if a participant desires to go away and, crucially, there’s an appropriate provide on the desk. In that respect, it has since been urged they might let Torres go for €70m (£59m) – trebling their unique funding from 2020.
Nonetheless, Barcelona’s monetary strife has difficult issues because the Catalans can not at the moment afford a straight money provide, with Metropolis not fascinated by considering an preliminary mortgage deal.
If Barça do handle to lift the funds for a Torres strategy, it could depart Metropolis with a gap of their squad and with a possibility to pursue Olmo, who impressed for Spain at Euro 2020.
Olmo has been goal for Barcelona this season, however El Nacional writes that the participant’s camp is disenchanted with La Blaugrana and head coach Xavi, who now favours Torres as a substitute.
Pep Guardiola is alleged to concentrate on the state of affairs and is now contemplating Olmo as a substitute for Torres if the 21-year-old had been to go away Manchester. The Metropolis boss desires to maintain Torres however would apparently be joyful to take Olmo as a substitute – he’s barely older and extra skilled.
Olmo has additionally been linked with Bayern Munich and Manchester United. However whereas his ‘huge dream’ has been to hitch Barcelona, having grown up in Catalonia and spent seven years at La Masia in his youth, it could equally be an ‘honour’ to play underneath Guardiola.