The Manchester City manager supported Torres’ move to Barcelona.
Ferran Torres has opened up on Pep Guardiola’s reaction to his transfer offer from Barcelona.
Torres, originally signed from Valencia in 2020, made a total of 43 appearances for Manchester City. However, growing competition in the Citizens’ attacking line limited his playing time at the start of the 2021-22 season.
When an offer from Barcelona arrived in the January transfer window, saying yes was a no-brainer for both Torres and Guardiola.
“Pep told me… ‘Barça? I just can’t say no to you,” the Spaniard told the Wild Project of Guardiola’s reaction to his exit request.
“It’s my Barca. As long as the clubs can agree, you can leave. Barca is Barca.”
Following Ousmane Dembele’s departure from Barcelona in the summer, Torres has mostly returned to the right-hand side of Man City’s attacking line. Having made 12 appearances in La Liga, Torres seems to have completed his adaptation at Barcelona.
Torres added: “I think Busquets has been key in my adaptation in Barcelona and in turning the situation around and winning titles.
“Back then I didn’t have as much confidence as I do today. And in fact, he showed me his house, he told me where the players usually live and he gave me a lot of advice. It came from him. He is a leader both on and off the pitch.”