Comparing Ferran Torres’ 2020-21 stats to Barcelona’s current forwards

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Ferran Torres Celebrates Scoring for Manchester City. Etihad Stadium, Manchester on December 26, 2020.

Barcelona have reportedly identified Manchester City forward Ferran Torres as their first major transfer target of the Xavi era.

According to reports from Spain, the cash-strapped Catalan club have reportedly agreed a deal with Torres, who has informed Pep Guardiola of his desire to move to Camp Nou. Finding the €70million it would take to complete a deal may prove more difficult, however.

The 21-year-old rising star has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances for Spain, but how does his club record compare to the forward options currently at Xavi’s disposal?

Torres has been sidelined since the October international break, limiting his Premier League minutes this season, so we’ve gone back to 2020-21 to see how his statistics stack up against Memphis Depay at Lyon, Luuk de Jong at Sevilla, Sergio Aguero at City, and Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele, all of whom were already at Barcelona.

Note: we’ve included Aguero in spite of the rumours of his retirement, with no official announcement made at the time of writing. It’s also worth noting that Fati only played 437 minutes across seven appearances for Barcelona before he suffered his season-ending injury. Stats are league only for each player.

Goals
Memphis Depay – 20
Ferran Torres – 7
Ousmane Dembele – 6
Luuk de Jong – 4
Ansu Fati – 4
Sergio Aguero – 4
Martin Braithwaite – 2

Assists
Memphis Depay – 12
Ousmane Dembele – 3
Ferran Torres – 2
Martin Braithwaite – 2
Sergio Aguero – 1
Luuk De Jong – 0
Ansu Fati – 0

Minutes per goal
Ansu Fati – 109.2
Sergio Aguero – 139.7
Memphis Depay – 146.6
Ferran Torres – 186.5
Ousmane Dembele – 296.8
Luuk De Jong – 316
Martin Braithwaite – 582

Minutes per goal or assist
Memphis Depay – 91.6
Ansu Fati – 109.2
Sergio Aguero – 111.8
Ferran Torres – 145.1
Ousmane Dembele – 197.8
Martin Braithwaite – 291
Luuk De Jong – 316

Chances created per 90 minutes
Memphis Depay – 2.9
Ousmane Dembele – 2.0
Ansu Fati – 1.9
Ferran Torres – 1.3
Sergio Aguero – 1.1
Luuk De Jong – 0.8
Martin Braithwaite – 0.8

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Ousmane Dembele – 3.2 (64%)
Memphis Depay – 2.3 (51%)
Ansu Fati – 2.3 (45%)
Ferran Torres – 1.4 (43%)
Sergio Aguero – 1.3 (61.9%)
Martin Braithwaite – 0.8 (66%)
Luuk De Jong – 0.6 (60%)

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Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Martin Braithwaite – 21.3 (76.6%)
Luuk De Jong – 24.1 (72.8%)
Sergio Aguero – 27.5 (80.7%)
Ferran Torres – 28 (85.2%)
Memphis Depay – 34 (76.1%)
Ansu Fati – 40.6 (83.8%)
Ousmane Dembele – 46.6 (85.5%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Memphis Depay – 3.4 (2.0)
Sergio Aguero – 3.1 (2.9)
Ousmane Dembele – 2.8 (1.8)
Ansu Fati – 2.9 (2.5)
Ferran Torres – 2.5 (1.7)
Luuk De Jong – 2.3 (2.1)
Martin Braithwaite – 1.8 (1.6)


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