Recruited for 55 million euros, last winter, Ferran Torres has seen Barcelona change abruptly its attacking sector. An offensive sector in which the Spanish striker is condemned to a role of substitute.

Ferran Torres (22 years old) thought he would finally launch his career when he arrived at FC Barcelona last winter for 55 million euros, after a frustrating 18-month stint at Manchester City. A logical calculation at that time, since the Catalan club had just lost successively Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Antoine Griezmann. But six months later, it is clear that the horizon has darkened for the Spanish striker.

Four players (largely) ahead of him
Indeed, the Spanish vice-champion decided to change everything to bet on powerful starters. Robert Lewandowski is now in charge of the attack. Recruited for 45 million euros from Bayern Munich, the Polish goleador will not leave his position until he leaves or eventually if he loses level. Given the current performance of the new number 9, Torres can already make a cross on this option. The corridors are also locked. Raphinha, who arrived for 58 million euros, could quickly become immovable since he offers a much more interesting profile for Xavi. As well as Ousmane Dembélé, extended after a long period of time and who is back to an excellent level. With the Brazilian and the Frenchman, Ansu Fati, recovered from his many physical problems, also seems to be an alternative favored by the coach blaugrana.

From the City bench to the Barça

bench With Adama Traoré returning to Wolverhampton as quickly as he arrived, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transferring to Chelsea, Torres can legitimately worry about the future. The Iberian is bound to get some playing time with the busy schedule ahead. Nevertheless, he will have to make do with a joker status, exactly as during his time in England. Really not the best way to prepare for the World Cup…,



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