Pep Guardiola has insisted he is ‘joyful’ for Ferran Torres because the Manchester City ahead prepares to move to Barcelona in January.
The supervisor has confirmed that the ace might be leaving the Etihad Stadium in January to be a part of former membership Barca, after the Premier League champions accepted a £ 46.7million supply from the La Liga giants.
Guardiola didn’t stand in the best way of Torres’ return to Spain
Torres has solely been at City for 18 months and has scored 16 objectives in 43 appearances throughout his time on the membership.
The 21-year-old is not believed to have been sad with City, but he turned obsessed with transferring to Camp Nou after realizing Barca’s curiosity.
Guardiola was in a blunt temper when requested in regards to the deal, admitting he cannot have gamers at City who no longer need to be there.
But, when requested if he was upset with the departure of his compatriot, Guardiola replied: “Absolutely not.
“If you need to go since you’re not joyful right here, you suppose you may be joyful some other place, you may have to go.
Torres has solely made seven appearances for City this quarter, though his season has been largely marred by accidents
“The profession is quick, sooner or later it is over. If he desires to depart, completely no disappointment. It’s his want, I’m joyful for him.
Guardiola has admitted Torres will possible have extra taking part in time at Barca, who’re at present languishing in seventh place in La Liga.
The Catalan membership are 18 factors behind managers and rival Real Madrid El Clasico and are on the lookout for reinforcements in assault following the compelled retirement of Sergio Aguero.
He stated: “If we solely had two or three attacking gamers, perhaps Ferran would suppose he is extra possible to play and keep longer.
“I at all times have the sensation that when Barcelona or Real Madrid knock on gamers’ doorways, it is laborious to say no. So laborious. They are nonetheless the strongest groups on this planet by way of trend, cities and lots of causes.
Pep Guardiola has spent greater than a decade taking part in for Barcelona – now Man City boss is shedding one among his gamers to his former membership
“He’s from Spain, Barcelona hits and I perceive why he desires to depart. “
Torres has solely made 4 Premier League appearances for City this season and that could possibly be an enormous a part of why he desires to change golf equipment.
He performed the second violin position towards Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish and in Barcelona he’ll most definitely grow to be a daily on Xavi’s first group.
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