Ferran Torres passes his Barcelona medical and £55m deal could be sealed TODAY

Chidalu Obiajulu

Spanish international, Ferran Torres at the summer of 2020, made his move to English Giant Manchester City from Spanish team Valencia.

He has reportedly passed his Barcelona medicals ahead of his £55million switch to the Nou Camp once the January transfer window opens.

The young player, Torres who turned 21 this year, was viewed as Barcelona’s top target next month with new boss Xavi desperate for a new striker after Sergio Aguero was forced into a shock retirement as a result of a heart issue.

Last week, City sanctioned a £55m move for the young Spaniard, with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola unwilling to obstruct a move to Catalonia for the versatile forward capable of playing across the front three.

Torres shared a video on Boxing Day, training at former club Valencia’s base, and Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that he has passed his medical as he inches closer to securing his switch.

The Spanish international was pictured arriving in Barcelona on Monday morning, as reporters and photographers swamped the talented youngster to catch a glimpse of him ahead of his move.

The same Spanish outlet reports that the move is set to be completed later today and Torres will be officially unveiled at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

Torres is reported to have told fans in Spain that he is ‘very excited’ about completing his move to Catalonia, having pined for the move for some time now.

Earlier this year, Barca announced debts eclipsing the £1billion mark and senior players such as Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have already taken salary cuts to help ease the club’s financial strains.

Lionel Messi left last summer after the Spanish side were unable to meet his financial demands over a contract extension. The Argentine has since moved to Paris Saint Germain.

According to the young player, Torres, he’s not happy with the way he’s been treated in Manchester city squad, lack of play time and going down the pecking order for wingers.

He’s also said to have been liberated from the problems when he was told that English winger Raheem Sterling will be leaving, but as the situation is now, he has won the heart of the manager after having impressed so much this season.