Pep Guardiola confirms that the transfer of Torres to Barcelona is close

Pep Guardiola is waiting for the sports director of the English club to inform him that the operation has been signed

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirmed on Thursday that the agreement to transfer striker Ferran Torres to Barcelona is about to be completed.

When the club confirms, it’s done“said the coach at a press conference, who is waiting for the English club’s football director, Txiki Begiristain, to inform him that the operation has been signed.

Torres signed for City, from Valencia, in the summer of 2020 in exchange for 25 million euros plus 12 in variables.

Guardiola assured that he did not try to convince Torres to stay in Manchester when the 21-year-old player informed him of his desire to leave the Premier.

“I always have the feeling that when FC Barcleona and Real Madrid knock on the door it is difficult to say no,” Guardiola explained.

When Torres informed him that he wanted to leave, “I told him, go away,” said the coach.

I want my players to be happy. If you are not happy, you have to go. We are not a club where there are presidents and CEOs saying, ‘No, you have to stay.’ The players and the clubs have to agree, “he added.