FERRAN TORRES could be tempted by a move to Barcelona – and not just for the football.
The Manchester City striker is reportedly dating Sira Martinez, the daughter of ex-Barca boss Luis Enrique.
Sira is a professional show-jumper in the Catalan capital and a member of the swanky Barcelona Royal Polo Club.
Spanish outlet EnBlau reports Torres and Sira are conducting a long-distance relationship while he plays in Manchester.
But that could be about to change amid rumours the City striker is wanted at the Nou Camp.
New boss Xavi is looking to rebuild following his side’s shock Champions League exit and poor form since the departure of talisman Lionel Messi.
The 21-year-old Torres has even been marked as the top name on Xavi’s shortlist of January targets.
The Spain international has missed 14 games so far this season with a fractured foot.
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He notched three goals in seven appearances before sustaining the injury in Spain’s Nations League defeat by France.
Barca are reported to be lining up a £38million bid for the ex-Valencia man.
That falls some way short of City’s £50m valuation – but it would still represent a tidy profit on a player who joined them for £20m just 18 months ago.
The LaLiga giants are also thought to be eyeing Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech if they fail to land Torres next month.
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