FERRAN MEETS UP WITH VALENCIA
To Mestalla, as a culé: Ferran Torres returns 'home' a year and a half later
Published:19/02/2022 - 00:22h
Updated:19/02/2022 - 00:22h
FC Barcelona visits Mestalla this Sunday for matchday 25 of LaLiga, in a match that, in addition to being exciting, will mean the return of Ferran Torres to the club where he took his first steps as a footballer
18 months have happened since the Manchester City and Valencia announced an agreement so that Ferran Torres left to the Etihad Stadium by five seasons. The English group paid 23 million euros more 12 'kilos' in variables for the traspaso of one of the big promises of the Spanish football. Now, the Valencian attacker returns to which went his house by a few years... In conditions very different.
Ferran will step the field of Mestalla for the first time in a year and half, although it would seem an eternity by all what has lived since it left of Valencia on 4 August 2020, from turning into an important player for Pep Guardiola, to be a 'fixed' in the selection of Spain of Luis Enrique and finally recalar in the FC Barcelona during the market of wintry signings.
In this summer in which Ferran gave the big step to the City of Guardiola, Valencia had to take a difficult decision: renew it or sell it, because his agreement won a year afterwards (2021). The footballer, formed in the quarry 'ché', left in conditions desfavorables and with a bad relation with the directive of Peter Lim (as they have done it all, in summary).
They were difficult times for Ferran, as he same recognised in his moment in an interview to 'MARK' that the newspaper 'SPORT' has remembered in the previous of his return to Mestalla, this time like player of the Barça. In the same, the one of Foios aimed that "my agent received on 24 February of the 2020 by mail an offer that did not fulfil at all, that previously already had answered, and in return receive a species of pressure... For saying it of kind way".
To Ferran surprised him that Peter Lim did not involve in his renewal as it happened with the rest of his mates, reason by which put conditions to renew: "That it involved in my renewal Peter Lim to show me that I was important for the club. Another was to be captain, that was my dream, because it had seen like other clubs had done this with the youngsters of the house, like Oyarzabal or Fernando Torres, to retain them. And the third was to be between the better players paid of the staff. They were two of three... And any fulfilled ", explained in this moment.
Ferran goes back with a new challenge
Although in different opportunities Torres has recognised that Valencia is "his club", now is totally focused in the FC Barcelona. It will leave the feelings home and will look for to help to the Barcelona group to carry three points that are key to be still in the fight in LaLiga Santander. The culés know, especially after the defeat of the Athletic of Madrid against the Raise, that now ensure his presence in the next Champions League has gone back more 'easy'.
Ferran Torres will be present and will be headline, except surprises. The most likely is that Xavi Hernández repeat to the trident with which the Barça played in front of the Napoli, with Adama Traoré by the right extreme, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by the centre and the Valencian by the left.