Imminent La Liga winner Ferran Torres ‘would be statement’ signing for Arsenal
Barcelona star Ferran Torres would be a statement signing for ARSENAL in the summer window – reporter Iomie Stanley has claimed.
Torres, who has scored 15 goals in 35 Spain caps, last played in the Premier League for Man City – scoring 16 goals in 43 games across all competitions.
He has notched 14 goals in 67 games across all competitions since joining Barcelona in January 2022 – but he has not been a regular starter for the club and is now one of the players that the club are open to letting leave.
The Spaniards knows that they will need to get rid of a few players in the transfer window as they are keen to bring back Lionel Messi – who is now leaving PSG after failing to agree a new contract at the French giants.
Now – amid the speculation – Stanley has opened up and claimed that Torres could be a statement signing for the Gunners – he said: “It’d be exciting, definitely.
“This transfer window, Arsenal can’t be going in for average players, if they really want to win that Premier League title and beat Man City, they’ve got to push on and sign big players.
“Mikel Arteta will know he has a squad of maybe 20 players who he is happy with. The rest will be free to move on.
“ARSENAL need better quality beyond that starting eleven and a few subs.
“Torres would help Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, and I think it’d be a real statement signing.
“He’s only recently won trophies with Man City and he’s now about to win the league with Barcelona – so he would be a signing that has played at the highest level of the game, impressed and won trophies in the process.’
“The only issue may be his asking price – as Barcelona will surely want close to £80 million for the Spaniard.’