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Ferran Torres successfully arrives at Mancity

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Ferrán Torres has completed his move from Valencia to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola moving quickly to secure a Leroy Sané replacement.

Manchester City have signed highly-rated 20-year-old winger Ferrán Torres from Valencia. The Spain Under-21 international has signed a deal for 23 million euros for a further 12 million in add-ons.

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City were linked to several young wingers after Leroy Sané’s move to Bayern Munich was confirmed at the start of July, with Torres ultimately emerging from the pack to pen a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium. While perhaps not a like-for-like replacement, Pep Guardiola and City will believe they have got themselves a bargain and pulled off a significant coup in landing Torres, who had also attracted interest from Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool.

Torres thrilled with City switch
“I am so happy to be joining City,” Torres said. “Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football. Pep encourages a really open, aggressive style, which I love, and he is a manager with a proven track record of improving players. To have him overseeing my development is a dream.”

Torres is considered one of Spain’s most promising young players, having come through Valencia’s academy and made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2017. A talented and direct winger capable of playing on either flank, though preferring to operate from the right, he enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019-20.

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Having made 24 LaLiga appearances in 2018-19, Torres had even greater exposure to first-team football this term due to injuries, taking full advantage of Goncalo Guedes’ long-term absence as he featured 34 times domestically. He scored four goals and set up another five in LaLiga, while his Champions League strike against Lille in November made him the first player born in 2000 to net in the competition for a Spanish club.

Torres’ contract with Valencia was said to contain a €100m release clause, but he had stalled on signing fresh terms, meaning Los Che were never likely to hold out for such a fee given his deal was due to expire next year.

With Valencia failing to qualify for European football next season after a disappointing 2019-20, their final bargaining chip was essentially lost and City have moved swiftly to secure the youngster’s future.

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Not only Ferran Torres, Mancity wants to sign 5 more players, see them below…

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Manchester City are looking to sign as many as five more players during the transfer window and want their business done by the start of the new season on September 12.

The club completed a £37m deal for Valencia winger Ferran Torres on Tuesday and are expected to complete the signing of Nathan Ake later this week, after agreeing a fee of £41m with Bournemouth.

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Defenders are now the priority, but deals for both a left back and a second centre half, most likely Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, are still some way off.

Further up the pitch, City face the daunting task of finding long-term replacements for two Premier League legends in David Silva and Sergio Aguero.

Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez remains the number one choice to fill the number 9 shirt, while The Athletic have reported City had enquired about the availability of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, who has endured a difficult start following his £113m move last year from Benfica.

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City’s defensive woes


Manchester City scored more goals than any other team for the third season running in the Premier League. Their total of 102 was 17 more than Liverpool but Guardiola’s team struggled at the other end.

They had conceded 12 more goals than Liverpool at matchday 31 – when Liverpool finally won title – although the Reds’ subsequent drop-off allowed them to close the gap.

City’s 18-point deficit is clearly the result of weaknesses at the back. For all the flowing, attacking football, Guardiola’s side are shipping almost one goal per game – the same ratio as his inaugural season before the serious rebuild.

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Officially: Mancity signs Ferran Torres

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia.

The Spaniard has signed at the Etihad Stadium for five years with the English club paying an initial 23 million euros to Los Che with an additional 12 million euros in variables.

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Both City and Valencia announced that the deal had been completed on their respective websites on Tuesday evening.

Ferran, 20, underwent his medical examination in Barcelona earlier on Tuesday, due to travel restrictions for travellers arriving from Spain to England.

“I’m very happy to sign for City,” the player said to his new club’s website upon signing.

“All players want to play for attacking teams, and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in the world.

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“Pep [Guardiola] is looking for an open and aggressive style, which is something I love.

“He’s a coach known for improving his players, him helping me to develop my game is a dream.

“City have won a lot of titles in the last 10 years and I look forward to helping the club to continue being successful.”

Ferran ended the 2019/20 season with six goals in all competitions – two in the Champions League and four in LaLiga Santander – and seven assists.

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Dortmund ‘make £35m offer for Ferran Torres from Valencia’


Borussia Dortmund are known as a club who buy and develop young talent and it appears that Ferran Torres could be the latest name on this conveyor belt.

According to Bild, the German giants have made a £34.8million bid for the in-demand Valencia winger.

It is yet to be seen though if Valencia will accept this offer, with Dortmund’s valuation way below Torres’ £87.1m release clause.


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Ferran Torres ‘perfect transfer alternative for Liverpool’ instead of Sancho


Ferran Torres would make the perfect signing for Liverpool – and would be a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho.

That’s the view of one La Liga expert as Liverpool look to strengthen in a bid to stay at the top of world football this summer.


Liverpool are widely regarded as the best team in the world right now as they head towards the Premier League title having been crowned world and Europan champions in the last 10 months.

But while their forward line of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino is one of the world’s finest, there is a recognition that the Reds need to add competition and back-up if they are to stay on top of world football.


And while some of Europe’s top clubs are expected to battle it out to land £100m-rated Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho this summer, Valencia wideman Torres could prove just as exciting a signing.

And the 20-year-old would fit Liverpool’s style perfectly, according to Spanish football analyst Domagoj Kostanjšak – who says “I don’t think there is a team out there who wouldn’t want him”.


“Torres is one of the brightest players in La Liga – and even in Europe as well,” Kostanjšak told the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red podcast.

“He’s a highly technical winger with pace and he dribbles well. He likes to run and he beats his marker easily most of the time.


“He’s good with both feet and that makes him deadly: he can go inside and shoot or outside and put crosses into the box.

“He’s pretty much the whole package except for his finishing, which still needs a bit of work.


“But he’s really young, so I would say the sky is the limit.”

Kostanjšak says Torres would be the ideal alternative to Sancho, but has warned that he will want assurances about game time despite his young age.


“I would say he is like Sancho or even like Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid,” said Kostanjšak.

“[His next move] depends on the playing time he would get at those clubs.

” Jurgen Klopp loves prolific wingers and Torres is one of those.


“He’s fast, he’s good on the ball, and I don’t think there is a team out there who wouldn’t want him if they could get him.

“I would say that he is way ahead of his age, though, both mentally and sheer ability-wise.

“His decision making is on point and he has already played on the biggest stages regularly, so he is ready for a step up, but he needs game time.


“Rotting on the bench is going to do him no good.”

Torres is believed to have a release clause of €100million (£87m) written into his contract, but it has been reported that Valencia could accept closer to half that figure due to the player having rejected a new contract.

He will enter the final year of hi contract this summer, and there will be plenty of competition for him with Manchester United, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid, to name just four clubs all believed to be interested.


Kostanjšak said: “If Torres doesn’t sign a new contract and he is adamant about leaving, I think that €60 million would be about right, but €100 million, that’s a bit much even for a gem like him.

“It will be really difficult for Valencia to keep him, but to me, at this moment, it seems like a matter of time – he will become too big for the club.”

Torres has scored four and recorded four assists in 25 La Liga games this season, while he has also netted two and assisted two in six Champions League games.


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