BVB has long had Valencia jewel Ferran Torres in mind as a possible Sancho replacement. The competition has overtaken Dortmund.
goal and SPOX had reported for the first time at the beginning of April that BVB was interested in the coveted professional at Valencia.
The Bundesliga club was even the favorite for a transfer at the time, but did not intensify its efforts after a meeting with Torres’ representatives and ended the contact last. Contrary to reports to the contrary, there was neither another meeting nor an official offer – although the U21 international saw moving to Germany as quite attractive.
Meanwhile, other top clubs in the tug of war have rushed to Torres. How goal and SPOX know, two from Spain, two from England and one from Italy have already made official offers for him. The player wants to keep all switch options open until the end of the season.
BVB: Ferran Torres should not cost more than 50 million euros
Only one thing is certain: he will leave Valencia before the start of the new season. On the one hand, he would like to take the next step in his development, on the other hand, the table seventh in the Spanish league hopes to receive financial compensation for his own growth.
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Torres’ contract in Valencia expires in 2021 and his exit clause is € 100 million. In view of the Corona crisis, a change for a sum of between 35 and 50 million euros is conceivable, according to Spain.
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Also because of the comparatively low price, many European clubs are after the Spanish shooting star (13 goal participations in 35 season appearances). Like FC Bayern, who scouted Torres intensively last year, BVB is no longer one of the favorites. The Dortmund team originally had him high on the list of possible successors for Jadon Sancho.
The changeable Sancho is particularly sought after in England at Manchester United. The Premier League record winner has the well-informed online portal The Athletic According to the current situation, however, he does not have the financial security to easily cope with the three-digit million sum required by BVB for the top scorer of Lucien Favre’s team and to provide Sancho with a lucrative contract.
A stay of the English international (contract until 2022) is therefore not considered to be excluded. Perhaps against this background, they did not intensify their advertising for Torres in Dortmund – or perhaps they had another candidate for the right wing in mind. If Sancho changes, the Torres staff at BVB could get hot again – if it isn’t already too late.