Transfer Talk: Toon target Torres as injury crisis continues
Newcastle have ramped up their interest in Barcelona winger Ferran Torres as their injury crisis rumbles on.
The Magpies have been without several key players in recent weeks including Dan Burn, Harvey Barnes, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak.
And with the Tynesiders competing in four competitions this season, the lack of depth across the squad is starting to impact results.
Eddie Howe's side sit bottom of their Champions League group and have only won two of their last five Premier League matches, losing 2-0 to Bournemouth last time out.
Spanish sources claim the Toon will be in the market for attacking reinforcements when the transfer window opens in January and Torres is a key target.
The 23-year-old joined Barcelona from Manchester City in December 2021 but has failed to live up to expectations in LaLiga.
Xavi's Blaugrana may be tempted to cash in on the Spaniard if a suitable offer arrives from St James' Park chiefs — although it may prove difficult to recoup the £46million they shelled out.
But with Barnes sidelined and Miguel Almiron also picking up a knock recently, a deal could be pushed through as Newcastle look to end their trophy drought.
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