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Ferran Torres laughs off rumours of Barcelona exit

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Ferran Torres has found himself on the bench in all but one match this season.
Ferran Torres has found himself on the bench in all but one match this season. / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Ferran Torres has laughed off rumours about him potentially leaving Barcelona.

The forward only joined the La Liga side in January of this year and was an important player for Xavi's side in the second half of last season.

However, he has since lost his place in the starting XI with the club signing Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha in the summer transfer window.

With Ousmane Dembele impressing and Ansu Fati fit again too, it looks like playing opportunities will be few and far between for the Spaniard going forward.

Towards the end of the transfer window, it was rumoured that Arsenal were looking to take advantage of that and bring him to the Emirates. While a move never went through, it has been reported that they'll try to sign him in January.

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He has laughed off such talk though, saying that he has no plans to leave so soon after joining and is enjoying the increased competition for places.

“An exit? I have just arrived at Barça!” he said at a promotional event.

“It’s a pride that a player like this [Lewandowski] is here, we already know him and we know what kind of player he is. There have been other signings, we are fighting to make a competitive team, which is what Barça deserves.”

Torres has been making the most of the minutes that he has played this season, with him coming off the bench to get a goal and an assist in his team's Champions League opener against Viktoria Plzen.