Pep Guardiola affirmed Ferran Torres is near the precarious edge of a move from Manchester City to Barcelona on Thursday subsequent to uncovering the Spanish worldwide had requested that he leave the English bosses.
Notwithstanding their monetary battles, the Catalan monsters have supposedly concurred an arrangement worth an underlying 55 million euros ($62 million, £47 million) for the 22-year-old.
Torres has scored 16 objectives in 43 appearances for City since joining from Valencia last year.
He won the Premier League, League Cup and arrived at the last of the Champions League during his main full season in Manchester.
Yet, his second season at City has been upset by a cracked foot that has kept him out since October.
“I generally have the inclination when Barcelona and Real Madrid thump on the entryway it’s difficult to say no,” said Guardiola, himself a previous player and mentor of Barcelona.
“At the point when he thumped on my entryway and said he needs to leave, I said leave.
“I need joy in my players. Assuming you are troubled, you need to leave. We are not a club where presidents and CEOs say ‘no you need to remain’.
“The players and clubs need to concur, this is business, however to leave, they go.”
Guardiola likewise affirmed City won’t be on the lookout for a striker in the January move market regardless of passing up a move for Harry Kane in the late spring window as a replacement to Sergio Aguero.
City have adapted without a characteristic number nine up to this point this season as eight continuous successes have taken them three focuses clear at the highest point of the Premier League.
Guardiola’s crew has up to this point kept away from the Covid flare-ups that have prompted 12 Premier League games being deferred in the course of recent weeks because of rising case numbers brought about by the Omicron variation of the infection.
Phil Foden and Jack Grealish were dropped for last end of the week’s 4-0 success at Newcastle later Guardiola was not exactly intrigued in their exhibition at preparing following a night out in Manchester the past midweek.
What’s more Guardiola focused on the requirement for players to be significantly more expert before long to help guarantee whatever number games as could be expected under the circumstances continue.
“We are living unique conditions in our lives, that we can’t live free like before, because of pandemic circumstance,” added Guardiola.
“Everybody needs to attempt to follow however much as could be expected. We are in good company in this world.
“We must be cautious yet you can be careful and (still) get positive. We are uncovered, so watch out.”