Date: 27th December 2021 at 7:30pm
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Manchester City’s Ferran Torres looks set to end a short but sweet stay in England by returning to his native Spain and joining Barcelona. 

The Spanish international only arrived in Manchester in the summer of 2020 from Valencia, but is returning to Spain after less than 18 months.

In that time, the forward scored 16 goals in 43 matches for the Citizens, winning a Premier League title and Carabao Cup in the process.

Rumours of the 21-year-old joining Xavi’s side have been rife for several weeks now, but the deal is finally nearing completion after the player underwent a medical this morning, according to Fabrizio Romano.

With an official announcement expected on Tuesday, the player has reportedly told friends and supporters in Barcelona that he is ‘very excited’ about the move.

Torres was part of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Barcelona’s move for the City striker comes in the wake of Sergio Aguero’s premature retirement due to a health issue.

The Argentina has also moved from City to the Catalan giants over the summer, but was forced to put an end to his professional career earlier this month after just five games for the club.

Now, Barca have swooped to replace the striker, and Torres’ record at previous club Valencia, as well as for Spain, looks promising.

Torres has 12 goals in 22 international appearances, since his making his debut for Spain in September 2020.

His final appearance for City was in a Carabao Cup third round tie against Wycombe Wanders, where he scored in a 6-1 victory.

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