Manchester City will not be signing a replacement for Ferran Torres in January says the Citizens’ head coach Pep Guardiola.
Instead, the Spaniard says the Etihad club is happy to bide their time after completing a big-money deal with Barcelona.
Goal.com were able to confirm on Wednesday that the Spain international forward is preparing to head back to his homeland.
So, among other football news, Torres may transfer away with an agreement that will initially be worth €55 million (£47m/$62m).
That transfer will free up squad space and funds at Etihad Stadium. After all, the reigning Premier League champions already short on a prolific No 9.
However, Guardiola is adamant he will not be seeking out attacking reinforcements in the winter.
Manchester City Will Not Be Signing a Replacement for Ferran Torres
It was Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola who tipped fans off about a possible exit for Ferran Torres.
Guardiola answered questions about Torres’ potential departure and whether it will lead to him spending again.
Pep told reporters: “No, we’re not going to bring in any striker in January.
“Txiki [Begiristain] didn’t tell me anything officially [about Torres going to Barcelona] so I cannot answer. I know they are negotiating; I think it’s close, that’s all. When the club announces it’s done but not right now. Txiki didn’t call or text me about it to say it’s already done.”