Ferran Torres to FC Barcelona: Player Analysis

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 Ferran Torres to FC Barcelona has almost been completed, the article shall give a complete player analysis of Ferran Torres and what the young 21-year-old Spaniard adds to Xavi’s FC Barcelona.

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In the current situation, the deal is a win-win for the Blaugranas and the player. He hasn’t received enough game time under Pep Guardiola this season at Man City and FC Barcelona does require attackers after injuries to Depay, Ansu, Braithwaite, and the shocking retirement of Sergio Aguero. Not only that his playstyle is very similar to that of a typical Barcelona player and can be a lethal poacher in the box.

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Ferran Torres can play on the right-hand side as an Inside Forward or can play up front as a false nine. He has been training under the elite coaching of 2 FC Barcelona greats Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique to play these positions. His tactical understanding of the game is quite excellent considering he is just 21 years old.
In the 6-0 victory over Germany back in November 2020, despite playing only 73 mins Ferran managed to slap 3 past Manuel Neuer and that too playing out wide on the left.

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Despite him not having enough game time to prove his potential, his stats do talk in volumes about the potential this kid has. In terms of comparison with top European wingers, his xG(expected goals) per 90 mins is 0.6 and among the top 10% of the world’s wingers and top 18% among strikers. His goals per shot are 0.2 among the top 5% in world football.
Although it is arguable that stats do make a player look different but surely Ferran passes the eye test as well.

Weakness

Despite being a great attacking player, like every player he does have his fair share of weakness as well. Not the best crosser of the ball and does not offer much defensively. But needless to say, he is still 21 and has plenty of room for improvement, and especially under a coach like Xavi, he will surely go on to do great things for FC Barcelona.

Overall for might be a slightly expensive deal considering that he is a developing player but the potential Ferran has sky is the limit,

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