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Cash-strapped Barcelona will have to pay Man City hefty add-on if they make Champions League after LaLiga resurgence

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FERRAN TORRES will land Manchester City a £1million bonus if he helps Barcelona to complete a stunning Spanish turnaround.

When Torres moved to the Nou Camp in a £55m switch in January, Barca had slumped to eighth in La Liga and their season was in tatters.

Ferran Torres has helped Barcelona into the top four in La Liga
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So they agreed to a series of lucrative add-ons if the striker helped them finish in the Champions League slots.

And he has helped transform them to such an extent that they are now odds on to clinch a place in Europe’s premier competition – saving Barca from losing millions and earning City a windfall.

Since his arrival the stumbling Spanish giants have rocketed up the table and went into Sunday’s visit to Levante in second place.

And Torres, 22, has played a major role in that, by hitting eight goals in 15 games – putting City within sight of that extra payday.

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He struggled for game time under Pep Guardiola but another Barca favourite, Xavi, has placed tremendous faith in the Spaniard.

And Torres has paid that back in abundance with big goals at Real Madrid and Napoli.

Torres also scored Barcelona’s equaliser at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League quarter-final this week.

Winning that competition would also see Barca qualify for the Champions League so that goal likely pleased his former employers too.


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also look revitalised at the Nou Camp with nine goals in 13 games since his move earlier this year.

Despite the success of their new-look attack Barcelona are keen to sign Erling Haaland in the summer.

They are set to battle it out with City and Real Madrid for the Norwegian who could cost up to £250million given his salary, signing on bonus and agent fees.

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