Spanish giants FC Barcelona have today unveiled their new signing Ferran Torres to the first team squad with over 13,000 fans present at Camp Nou.
Barcelona last week had completed the signing of the former Valencia man last week for €55m plus €10m add ons and with player signing a five-year deal with the side.
The Spanish international met with the media and was accompanied by Barca President Joan Laporta.
Laporta in his words described the signing as a ‘spectacular one’ and that they’re ‘building a team with very young players’ who have what it takes to deliver now and in the future.
“The signing of Ferran Torres is a spectacular one,” Laporta said.
“Ferran has shown a lot of desire to come. He a very clear objective of ours. I really liked the desire he had to come to Barça. He is very young but he already has an important career.
We are building a team, with very young players who already have a great present and a splendid future. I am sure that with players like Ferran Torres we are on the way.” he added.
While speaking about whether the club has the financial capacity to sign Erling Haaland, he didn’t rule out signing the Norwegian goal machine as he expressed optimism:
“Haaland? Our obligation is to build a great team. Anything is possible if we do well. And I am sure we will do well.” laporta said.
Laporta finally warned other clubs to beware, saying Barca has returned:
“Very soon we will see the sporting resurgence of Barça,”
“Everyone can prepare because we have returned.”
However cash-strapped Barcelona won’t be able to register the winger because of La Liga’s salary cap regulations meaning he won’t be able to play until the issue is worked out. Although Barca have seen Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezman and Sergio Aguero walk away for various purposes which has eased their wage bills but still need to offload some other players to be able to register new ones.
Meanwhile the Catalan giants have welcomed Memphis, Pedri and Ansu back to training. Alves and Alba, who have recovered from coronavirus, are also back for the side.
Torres scored 16 goals in 43 appearances during his injury-plagued stay at Manchester City.