Ferran Torres is given hero’s welcome by jubilant fans at Nou Camp unveiling as £55m signing revels in ‘dream’ move following Manchester City transfer
- Ferran Torres was given a warm welcome by the Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp
- Torres was unveiled on Monday ahead of the club’s open-door training session
- The fans were heard cheering for the £55million striker from Manchester City
- Joan Laporta said that Torres ‘showed a great desire’ to join the Catalan giants
Ferran Torres was given a warm welcome by the Barcelona supporters after he was unveiled at Nou Camp on Monday morning ahead of the club’s open-door training session.
The supporters were invited into the stadium to get an up-close glimpse of their heroes in action, following their return from the winter break. They were also presented with Barcelona’s latest signing ahead of the squad training session.
Torres, who completed a £55million move from Manchester City to Barcelona, was seen walking out onto the pitch wearing the Catalan’s home strip. He was cheered and applauded as he made his way across the grass.
Ferran Torres was given a warm welcome by the Barca fans after he was unveiled at Nou Camp
Torres was unveiled to the fans on Monday ahead of the club’s open-door training session
Torres was seen waving at the supporters who attended his unveiling – having previously stated he was ‘very excited’ about completing his move to Catalonia’.
The former City star was also heard addressing the Barcelona fans. He said: ‘Thank you to everyone for this welcome. It is a dream for me. We all know how great Barça is and I am here to help the Club back to where it belongs.’
Torres went on to sign a Barcelona banner and shirt before enjoying a traditional kick around with the ball in front of the fans.
The 21-year-old signed a Barcelona shirt and banner during the unveiling at the stadium
The former Manchester City striker went on to play with the ball in front of the fans
President Joan Laporta also stepped up to say a few words about the club’s £55m signing from Manchester City.
He said: ‘Ferran has shown a great desire to come here and I want to thank him for his persistence; he has preferred to come here to show his qualities.’
Laporta went on to say: ‘People didn’t believe we could sign Ferran, and here he is! Barcelona remains a benchmark in the football market.’
Before rounding off his speech by adding: ‘Everybody should get ready, as we are back as big players in the market.’
President Joan Laporta said that Torres ‘showed a great desire’ to join the Catalan giants
Torres then took part in Barcelona’s traditional New Years open-door training session
Following the unveiling, Torres took part in Barcelona’s traditional New Years open-door training session.
Tickets for the session were sold to raise funds for the FC Barcelona Foundation as part of their Children’s Well-being project.
Each ticket cost three euros and the amount collected was donated to the Robot Project, part of the Foundation’s Childrens’ Emotional Well-being programme which enables seriously ill and hospitalised children to visit the Museum and Camp Nou via a remote-controlled robot.
Tickets for the session (above) were sold to raise funds for the FC Barcelona Foundation as part of their Children’s Well-being project