Barcelona have finally completed the most urgent task they had pending. On Tuesday evening, the LaLiga website already reflected the registration of Ferran Torres as a Barca player.
Xavi Hernandez will therefore be able to count on the former Manchester City striker for the Spanish Super Cup semi-final against Real Madrid. An idea that the coach already had clear in his head, as he stated in the press conference prior to the game.
It should not be news, and even less so at a club the size of Barca, when a reinforcement player is registered. But the serious economic problems that the club is going through have jeopardised what should have been nothing more than a formality. In fact, in the offices they had to work hard and against the clock to achieve it.
The icing on the cake was the renewal of Samuel Umtiti. The centre-back, who does not count for the club and is in the exit plans, extended his contract until 2026 on the condition that he reduces his salary, a margin that Barcelona have used to be able to count on Ferran.