Yet another Porto player to leave the club with their record signing on the move
FC Porto’s most expensive ever signing has officially left the club.
Oliver Torres, who was bought by the Portuguese club back in 2017 after initially joining on loan from Atletico Madrid, cost Porto 20 million euros.
The versatile midfielder represented Porto 146 times during his time with the club, scoring 12 and assisting a further 21.
However, although he appeared in 39 matches for Porto across all competitions last season, he played just 2338 minutes of football, coming to an average of about 60 minutes a game.
It was a similar story the season before too; while he featured in the majority of Porto’s matches, often that came from the bench, and as such Torres hasn’t been much of a key player for the club in recent times.
As a result, the 24-year old has left the club - with La Liga outfit Sevilla the club announcing the signing the Spain U21 international for a fee in the region of 12 million euros.
Torres signs a five year contract with the Spanish club, who are currently managed by former FC Porto manager Julen Lopetegui.
Torres arguably produced his best form in a Porto shirt while under the management of Lopetegui, so the move makes sense for all parties.
However, it does see Porto make a significant loss on the midfielder, who originally signed him for 8 million euros two years ago.
It follows on from the departure of left midfielder Adrian Lopez; Porto originally signed the fellow Spaniard for 11 million euros back in 2014, also from Atletico Madrid, but he also proved an unprofitable acquisition, Lopez leaving for free this summer after his contract came to and end.