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Real Madrid wanted Ferran Torres as a right back

There is no promise in Spanish football that has not passed under the radar of the two ‘greats’ in some of their stages in the lower categories. Ferran torres, 21, is no exception. The current player of the Manchester City has been tempting on different occasions both by Barça As the Real Madrid. The two teams have been very close to hiring him when he began to emerge in the Valencia.

In the case of the white club, Ferran he was even visiting the Valdebebas Sports City when he was a cadet, but apart from considering that he was still too young to change of scene, he was not convinced by an important detail either. And it is that those responsible for the merengue quarry wanted him to play as a right back. That attempt did not prosper, nor did the subsequent attempts to sign him, as there were also a few, one the same summer that he left for the City.

Regarding the Barça, the time he was closest to becoming a Barça player apart from the current one was when at the age of 17 his termination clause in the Valencia it was 8 million euros. Then he was not yet a fixed player in the first team and before his club raised that compensation unilaterally to 25 million, as it finally happened, the Blaugrana very seriously considered paying the 8 ‘kilos’ mentioned above, when Pep Segura commanded the technical secretariat.

The footballer, for his part, continued to train at home, but that did not make him Barça forget about him. The monitoring was constant. Same as him Madrid and knowing that the transfer price that the City It was not very high (23 million fixed and 12 variable), he became interested again about his situation. But it was late. The Valencian had already committed to those of Pep Guardiola. It hadn’t helped the Barça the complicated market of that year due to the pandemic and the fact of having Trincao in a similar position. The operation was not activated before that last summer question. It will be necessary to see if this time it succeeds.

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