The sign of Ferran Torres for FC Barcelona is a reality. According to several media, the official announcement will take place on Monday and the presentation event on Tuesday. This way, he is the Christmas gift for Barça.
And we are naming it a gift because the striker can fix many of the team’s offensive issues. First of all, we must point out the polyvalence of Ferran: he can play anywhere forward.
Pep Guardiola has shaped him is own way at Manchester City. Ferran Torres stood out at Valencia as a winger, but now he can play both from the opposite side and as a center striker.
In fact, the Spanish coach praised his performing as a striker and admitted that he has a similar profile to Jamie Vardy: speed, diagonal runs and finishing.
However, he has also developed his tactical sensitivity, which is a positive aspect towards a quick adaptation to Xavi’s style (he already knows LaLiga). The coach himself was the one to show interest in signing Ferran.
The performing from Ferran Torres was excellent before his injury and -according to the previsions- he should be back on the field by mid January.
From my point of view, he is a perfect sign: Barça’s needs fit in perfectly with the profile from the Spanish and he has already played at the top level. Barcelona fans have reasons to get excited.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: Twitter @FerranTorres20.