Manchester CIty winger Ferran Torres finally looks set to seal his move to Barcelona.
The move has made City fans hopeful that the money raised could be spent on finally bringing a top-class centre-forward to the club, although their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund goal-machine Erling Haaland may have been dashed.
The club could secure a replacement for Torres for just £40m from a Premier League rival, however, after doubling their money on the Spanish winger.
But City may also be set to lose out in the race to sign a young sensation.
Torres replacement ‘found’
City could use the money raised by selling Ferran Torres to Barcelona to buy his replacement from a Premier League rival.
Barcelona and Manchester City finally seem close to agreeing a deal for Torres for an initial fee in the region of £45million.
And now the Manchester Evening News reports that West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen would be the “perfect” replacement for the departing forward – and that he could be available for £40m.
The report states: “One of Bowen’s most appealing traits beyond what he offers on the ball is his work ethic off it. He’s best summarised as selfless, energetic and aggressive in terms of leading a press from the front.
These traits are essential for any attacker if they want to thrive at City, given how aggressively Guardiola’s men press their opponents from the front.”
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland would be better suited to playing for Manchester United rather than City, it has been claimed.
Journalist Christian Falk claims the player would “fit perfectly” at United, while City boss Pep Guardiola would probably prefer to sign a forward who suits his system slightly better than Haaland would.
He told BILD : “You have to say that Manchester United are following developments themselves, including the topic of Haaland.