Pep reacts to City star's imminent exit

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reacted to the seemingly imminent exit of one of his attackers in January. 

With City forward Ferran Torres said to be on the verge of joining FC Barcelona in the upcoming transfer window, Guardiola has now confirmed that the Spanish star is on his way out of the Manchester club. 

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According to Sky Sports, Barca are set to sign the 21-year-old attacker in a deal that could amount to £55 million (R1.1 billion). 

Torres joined the English champions in August 2020 for a fee in the region of £20 million (R419 million), and while he appears to be moving on just one and a half seasons later, the City boss has insisted he is happy for the outgoing star.

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"We won't bring in a striker in January," Guardiola said ahead of the Citizens' game against Leicester City this weekend, per SPORTbible. 

"It (Torres' move top Barca) is not done officially. I know they are negotiating, it's close, that's all. When the club announces it, it is done. 

"We are not a club like other clubs, when players want to leave and the owner says stay. 

"If they want to leave because they feel they will be happier in another place, they have to go. I am happy for him."

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