Spanish side Barcelona have agreed a €55 million (£47m/$62m) deal to sign Manchester City winger Ferran Torres.

The Spanish international will be the first winter signing of Cash strapped Barcelona as negotiations have been handled by Barca’s director of football Mateu Alemany.

Torres who left Valencia in 2020 to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has failed to break into the first team plans of city boss Pep and hasn’t kicked a ball since September when he suffered a foot injury.

Reliable transfer broker Fabrizio Romano confirms a five-year deal was struck for €55m plus €10m add ons.

“Ferrán Torres to Barcelona, done deal confirmed and here we go! The agreement has been completed for €55m plus €10m add ons to Manchester City. 🤝🇪🇸 #FCB
Ferrán will sign a five year deal as new Barcelona players in the coming hours. He’s always been the priority for Xavi.”

Fabrizio Romano on Twitter

However, the Catalan giants won’t be able to register the spaniard in the La Liga as players will now have to leave as a matter of urgency.

Although Sergio Aguero’s decision to retire due to a heart condition is a headstart as it frees up his salary, with others needing to be offloaded, either on loan or, more preferably, in permanent transfers.

Ferran Torres will be heading to Barcelona as the only player born on February 29 to score a hat trick in the Premier League.